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UPDATE: 10 killed in three-vehicle crash in California

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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the ten people killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 5.

    The CHP says investigators think the other fatalities were all people riding on the bus, but have not yet confirmed whether they were all teenage students.

    A CHP dispatcher says the bus and truck were on opposite sides of the freeway when the truck crossed a grass median and slammed into the bus, causing an explosion and fire.

    Investigators say the truck driver might have been trying to avoid a passenger car that was also involved in the crash.

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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say nine people have been killed in a three-vehicle crash that has shut down north- and south-bound traffic on Interstate 5.
   California Highway Patrol dispatcher Curtis Pahlka says authorities received a report of the crash at 5:41 p.m. Thursday.
   Pahlka says it is not yet clear what caused the crash but that it involved a tour bus, a FedEx truck and a Nissan Altima.
   The northbound lane of Interstate 5 was closed at 5:46 p.m., and the southbound lane was closed at 6:30 p.m.
   No further details were immediately available about the identities of the dead.
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