College visit turns tragic, 10 killed after truck slams into bus

College visit turns tragic for California
College visit turns tragic for California

ORLANDO, Calif. (CNN) – A field trip for high school students planning for college ended in a horrific crash in Northern California.

Ten people were killed after a FedEx truck crossed a median and slammed head-on into a bus packed with students.

It happened Thursday in Orland, about 100 miles north of Sacramento.

The crash caused a fire that engulfed the truck and bus.

A FedEx truck heading south on Interstate 5 in Northern California, ran through the median and had a head-on collision with a charter bus that was full of children, high school aged children, coming from the Los Angeles area to go visit a college.

9 people died at the scene and one person died at a local hospital.

The people that were on the bus, about 34, were transferred to hospitals. Some have been discharged.

At this point, it’s unclear what led that FedEx truck to jump the median.

The NTSB is making their way out to Orlando from Washington DC. They plan to fully investigate this and see what went wrong.

And they said it may take months before we know what actually happened here.

Counselors will be on the campuses of those many high schools in Los Angeles to help those students cope with just this painful loss.

Five students, three chaperones and the bus driver and truck driver were killed.

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