Orland Bus Crash: Bulk of Investigation Shifts to Los Angeles

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The investigation into what caused a FedEx freight truck to cross a median and slam into a charter bus in Northern California, killing 10 people, is shifting to Los Angeles.


The FedEx truck reportedly crossed the center divide and hit the bus head-on. (Credit: CNN)

On the itinerary for investigators: meeting with Silverado Stages, the company that owned and operated the bus involved in the collision, and interviewing student survivors of the accident, mainly in the Los Angeles area.

Investigators continue to examine the scene of the crash, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the Interstate 5 in Orland. Despite some witness accounts, Mark Rosekind, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, said investigators found no physical evidence that the FedEx truck was on fire before the collision.

The bus was carrying 48 people, including 44 Southern California high school students who were on their way to Humboldt State University for an orientation program. In all, five students were killed, three adult chaperons and the drivers of the two vehicles.

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