Orland Bus Crash
While Candice Evans doesn’t know for sure what happened, she believes he didn’t fall asleep at the wheel. And she says phone records prove he wasn’t texting or on a call.
The Glenn County Sheriff-Coroner’s office said Monday that seven of the victims in April’s crash succumbed from asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation. The other two died of multiple traumas from the collision.
Talalelei Lealao-Taiao came from a large Samoan family. Her two kids and numerous siblings were among the thousand or more at Lealao-Taiao’s funeral.
The drivers of a FedEx truck and bus that collided in a fiery accident earlier this month both started their work days in Sacramento.
The negligence suit that seeks $100 million in damages is the first filed in connection with the April 10 freeway crash in Orland, said A. King Aminpour, the attorney for the plaintiffs.
One student who escaped held back sobs in describing on a 911 call how the FedEx truck barreled across the median of Interstate 5 and smashed into the bus.
The last three days of Tim Evans’ life are under examination, as investigators comb through cellphone records and gas station surveillance video along the truck’s route to determine if he had enough rest.
On April 7, Tala Lealao-Taiao was posting pictures of her new baby grandson on Facebook. Three days later, she would be killed when a FedEx truck crossed the median and hit the tour bus she was driving.
Federal transportation authorities are investigating ways to minimize death and injuries in bus crashes following the fiery wreck that left 10 dead when a FedEx truck slammed into a tour bus carrying high school students in Northern California.
Investigators say the FedEx driver in Thursday’s horrific crash was driving from Weed back to Sacramento-area where he lived.
Federal investigators said Sunday that they haven’t found physical evidence confirming a witness’ claim that a FedEx truck was on fire before it slammed into a bus carrying high school students, killing 10 people in Northern California.
Federal safety investigators say the driver of a FedEx tractor-trailer that struck a bus carrying high school students didn’t appear to brake before a fiery collision that left 10 dead.