Families of 2 People Killed in Desert Hot Springs Tour Bus Crash File Wrongful-Death Suits Against Company

The families of two people killed when a tour bus crashed Sunday as it headed back from a casino near the Salton Sea filed a wrongful-death lawsuit this week against the bus company and the estate of the deceased bus driver.

Women light votive candles at a sidewalk memorial for victims of a collision between a tour bus and a big rig that killed 13 people and injured 31 others near Palm Springs. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Women light votive candles at a sidewalk memorial for victims of a collision between a tour bus and a big rig that killed 13 people and injured 31 others near Palm Springs. (Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

The suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against bus company USA Holiday and the estate of driver Teodulo Vides, claims Vides failed to travel at a safe speed and failed to brake to avoid the crash. It also claims that the bus was not properly maintained.

Thirteen people were killed and 31 injured when the bus collided with a big rig on Interstate 10 near Palm Springs early Sunday morning after leaving the Red Earth Casino in Thermal.

The suit was filed on behalf of the estates of and the children of Gustavo Garcia Green and Tony Mai.

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