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.
Tour bus has Washington state plates. pic.twitter.com/AmPRXNSK4Z— Charlene Cheng (@charlenecheng) November 23, 2014
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.
Pollard Flats bus accident: Blood drops on street and all over bus. pic.twitter.com/5ZH3A3MUfy— Charlene Cheng (@charlenecheng) November 23, 2014
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.