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Two High School Students From Ventura County On Board Bus Involved In Fatal Crash in Northern California

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 1:15pm

Two students from South Coast high schools were among those on board a bus involved in a head on crash in Northern California which left 10 people dead.

The Oxnard Union High School District says one student from Oxnard High School, and one student from Camarillo High School were on the trip from Southern California to Humboldt State University.

District officials say both students were taken to a hospital, but only suffered minor scratches, and have been released to their parents.  There were some students from other Ventura County high schools on board  another bus which was unaffected, but it’s unclear how many there were, and from what schools.

The CHP says a truck crossed through a freeway median, leading to a head-on crash with the bus on Interstate 5 north of Sacramento, near Orland.

In addition to the ten confirmed deaths, about three dozen people were injured, some seriously

The tour bus was owned, and operated by a Central Coast company.

San Luis Obispo based Silverado Stages confirmed that it was one of its buses which had been charted by Humboldt State to bring prospective students from Southern California to tour its campus.

The driver of the bus was among those who died, but there’s no word yet as to whether he was from the Central Coast.

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