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One Dead, Dozens Hurt in Two Casino Charter Bus Crashes

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those injured in two separate casino charter bus crashes in Southern California, especially the family of Tayde Murguia, who was killed.

The first crash involved a southbound bus from Los Angeles to Valley View Casino & Hotel in San Diego County. While driving down Interstate 15 near Fallbrook, the driver lost control of the bus. The driver told authorities that he was traveling around 55 mph when the bus began to fishtail. Tayde Murguia, 64, of Los Angeles, was partially flung through a window and died at the scene. Nineteen other passengers were hurt, with six of them suffering from serious injuries.

About 50 miles away, 30 people suffered minor to moderate injuries when a tour bus coming from Pala Casino Spa & Resort in San Diego overturned on northbound Interstate 15 in the Corona area of Riverside County. The driver told authorities that he was traveling at 65 mph. California Highway Patrol believe this speed is too fast for a large bus on a wet road.

These casino charter bus crashes are still under investigation, but both occurred on wet roads.

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