10 Killed In California Bus Crash With FedEx Truck
The California Highway Patrol says it does not yet know what caused a FedEx tractor-trailer to veer across a grassy highway median and slam into a bus, killing 10 people.
Lt. Scott Fredrick said at a news conference Friday that investigators will try to determine whether the FedEx driver fell asleep, experienced mechanical failure or lost control because of a separate collision on the southbound side of the freeway. It also will probe roadway and weather conditions.
The investigation could take as long as six months.
The bus was carrying more than 40 high school students on their way to visit Humboldt State University when it was struck by the FedEx tractor-trailer Thursday.
The crash occurred on Interstate 5 in Orland, a city about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco.
One family is desperately trying to locate one of two identical twins whose bus was involved in the deadly crash.
Miguel Serrato says his sister, 17-year-old Marisa Serrato, has been missing since Thursday evening after a FedEx tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
The other twin, Marisol Serrato, was on a different bus that wasn't involved in the crash and made it safely to the school Friday.
Marisol was accepted to the school, while Marisa was waitlisted. The two Norte Vista High School seniors decided to check out the campus.
The 23-year-old Miguel Serrato says the family hasn't slept since learning about the crash on the news at their father's 65th birthday celebration.