California Highway Patrol (CHP) and other emergency responders were alerted of a high-speed bus crash along Highway 99 near Livingston, California during the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016. Upon arriving at the scene of the collision, which was on the northbound lane near Hunter Road, responders saw a passenger bus that was nearly sheared in half by the sign pole it struck.
At the time of this report, it has been confirmed that five passengers have lost their lives due to the accident. Another five of the 30 passengers have been airlifted to nearby hospitals for treatment of serious injuries including traumatic amputation. It is unknown how many others were injured but it has been reported that emergency personnel were still working to free some passengers from the wreck as the others were airlifted away.
The charter bus was travelling from Mexico and was en route to Washington. It apparently made a rest stop in Los Angeles Monday night before continuing north towards Sacramento on Highway 99, the Golden State Highway.
For more information regarding this recent event, you can click here to read an article published by USA Today.