School recruiter, 26, is named as bus crash victim

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A 26-year-old man who worked as a university recruiter is the first of 10 dead victims identified after a fiery crash involving a bus carrying high school students and a FedEx tractor-trailer in California.

Coroner's officials said Friday that Arthur Arzola died at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

He was one of three adult chaperones who were killed while accompanying 40 students from Southern California to Humboldt State University.

Arzola was an admissions counselor for Humboldt.

In his online bio for the job, he called himself thoughtful, compassionate and friendly and said he liked to walk on the beach when he visited Humboldt.

A university statement praised him for his passionate commitment to helping low-income and first-generation students get into college.

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