FedEx Truck Causes Deadly Bus Accident
A fatal automobile accident in Northern California left 10 people dead, including five high school students, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times. The crash occurred when a FedEx truck driver veered across a median on the I-5 freeway and collided head-on with a bus transporting high school students. The cause of the tragic trucking accident remains unknown, but the FedEx truck driver was reported as being among those killed in the crash. Scott Frederick, a California Highway Patrol (CHP) lieutenant, said authorities aren’t yet sure whether the driver “had fallen asleep, whether his freight truck had some type of mechanical failure or if it was involved in a separate collision that preceded the fiery crash.”
What happened? Currently, all the California Highway Patrol knows is that, by the time emergency medical responders arrived at the scene of the bus accident, the vehicle was “already engulfed in flames,” according to CHP Commander Bruce Carpenter. He explained that “31 people were transported to seven hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical.” Nine victims died at the scene of the accident, and another person passed away later from fatal burn injuries. The driver of the FedEx truck, Tim Evans, and the driver of the bus, Talalelei Lealao-Taio, were among the ten victims of the deadly accident. Five students and three adult chaperones also died from injuries sustained in the crash.