BREAKING: Massive Collision Results In At Least 10 Killed

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April 11, 2014 6:38am PST

Yesterday at about 5:30 p.m. a FedEx truck crossed the median and slammed into a bus full of students resulting in an explosion and fire.  The moment of impact resulted in 10 deaths – both drivers, four adults and five students.

The bus was on its way to Humboldt State University where potential students were set to take a tour of the campus.  While en route, there were 30 students along with four chaperones and the driver riding in the bus.

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Many other students were sent to surrounding hospitals to care for their injuries.  Jonathan Gutierrez, 17, recently spoke to reporters recalling the accident saying, “When the impact hit, I flew from my seat to the seat in front of me and that caused the cut on my eyebrow.”

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Realizing the trouble they were in he further mentioned, “From there, I realized we were in a bad accident and the entire aisle was full of smoke, and that’s when students were trying to escape the tour bus.”

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The bus and truck were soon engulfed in flames sending enormous smoke plumes billowing through the air that were seen from miles around.

 

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