NTSB investigating college bus tour crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating a college bus tour crash in California that has resulted in the deaths of 10 people, the agency said on Friday.

The bus, which was carrying high school students from Los Angeles, was traveling to visit Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.

The trip was cut short when the bus was struck by a FedEx truck Thursday afternoon, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.


The NTSB said Friday morning that it was sending investigators to the scene of the crash.

“NTSB launches team to investigate crash between combination vehicle and motorcoach in Orland, CA,” the agency said in a statement.

The Times reported that the bus was struck head-on by the FedEx truck, when the latter crossed a median on Interstate 5.

The NTSB said its investigation would be led by its chief highway safety investigator, Robert Accetta.