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One Dead After Tour Bus That Crashed Earlier in the Day Overturns Off Interstate; Dozens Sent to Hospitals

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It had hit a Denny's restaurant in Red Bluff earlier in the morning.

REDDING, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — A tour bus that had already crashed earlier in the day overturned just off Interstate 5 in Northern California, killing one person and sending dozens to hospitals.

The bus traveling from Los Angeles to Pasco, Washington, crashed Sunday morning about 100 miles south of the Oregon border, California Highway Patrol Officer Jeff Borgen said. It had hit a Denny's restaurant in Red Bluff earlier in the morning, but no one was hurt in that crash.

A 33-year-old man was killed, Borgen told the Redding Record-Searchlight. Three people were in critical condition and three were in serious condition, hospital officials told the Sacramento Bee.

Twenty-six other passengers were treated at hospitals for minor injuries. Most had been released.

Early indications show driver fatigue may be to blame for the crashes, investigators said.

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