A Greyhound bus headed from Los Angeles to Sacramento crashed just after 2am local time today, leaving six dead and four people critically injured.
The accident occurred on Highway 99 just after the bus made a scheduled stop in Fresno. Law enforcement officials are currently working to determine the exact circumstances of the crash, and are unsure how many passengers were aboard the bus at the time of the collision. A California Highway Patrol officer told press what is known so far:
CHP officer Axel Reyes said the collision was triggered when a Chevrolet Trailblazer overturned in the highway’s fast lane and was struck by the bus. The bus then hit a Honda CRV.
All three vehicles careened off the highway and down an embankment. The bus struck a eucalyptus tree.
According to the Fresno Bee, police say they cannot confirm that three of the people killed were in the Trailblazer at the time of the crash. In addition to the four people injured critically, another six were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Nine passengers who were uninjured were picked up by another bus, arriving in Sacramento at 7:30am.