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Emergency crews look over wreckage from a crash between a semi and a tour bus on Thursday, April 10, 2014, on Interstate 5 near Orland, Calif. Authorities said it is not yet clear what caused the crash but that it involved a tour bus, a FedEx truck and a Nissan Altima. At least Nine people were killed Thursday and dozens injured in the fiery crash between a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California college, authorities said.

I-5 crash roundup: Investigation continues as injured are treated

Published: Friday, Apr. 11, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Details continue to emerge from I-5 crash

Investigators for the California Highway Patrol and other agencies cautioned today that discovering the cause of Thursday’s horrific bus crash will be a lengthy process, possibly taking between three to six months.

In a press conference at the CHP office in Willows, officials also said positively identifying the victims may be difficult and will rely in part on dental records and use of DNA.

The bus and FedEx truck were consumed in a massive fireball after the 5:40 p.m. crash, which occurred when the southbound FedEx truck swerved across the Interstate 5 median near Orland and smashed head-on into the bus, which carried 48 high school students and chaperones headed to Humboldt State University.

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Video report

The California Highway Patrol provides details of Thursday night’s crash.

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Photo gallery

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Survivors recount fiery crash

Santiago Calderon woke to see the semi-trailer coming right at them, then flames.

Eyes red, staring straight ahead in the tiny waiting room of St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, the Oxnard High School senior detailed the sudden horror of the head-on collision Thursday between his tour bus and a FedEx tractor-trailer on a rural stretch of Interstate 5 near Orland.

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Many California schools represented in bus crash

A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed over a grassy median on a Northern California freeway and slammed into a bus carrying 44 high school students from Southern California in an explosive crash that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

The students on a trip to visit Humboldt State University came from a number of Southern California high schools. Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman Tom Waldman said 19 students from 16 schools were on the bus that crashed.

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1 twin missing in California bus, truck collision

A Southern California family is desperately trying to locate one of two identical twins whose bus was involved in a deadly crash that killed 10 people.

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