July 22nd, 2010
09:50 AM ET

6 dead, 34 injured in Greyhound crash on California highway

Six people died and at least 34 were injured - four of them critically - in a crash involving a Greyhound bus and two other vehicles on a highway in Fresno, California, early Thursday, the California Highway Patrol
said.

The accident occurred about 2:15 a.m. (5:15 a.m. ET) on northbound California Highway 99, highway patrol spokesman Officer Kirk Arnold said. The bus apparently struck an overturned SUV that was in the highway's fast lane, then possibly struck a second vehicle before traveling down an embankment and slamming into a large eucalyptus tree, Arnold said.

"We're still trying to piece everything together," he told reporters.

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