Glenn County Coroner releases causes of death for Orland bus crash victims

Jul 21, 2014 5:32 PM by News Staff

The Glenn County Coroner's Office has released the cause of death for nine of the victims who died in an April collision between a FedEx truck and a tour bus on Interstate 5 in Orland.

According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, seven of the victims died from asphyxiation due to inhalation of products of combustion and two victims died from trauma due to motor vehicle collision.

Ten people died from the crash, but one victim died at a hospital after surviving the initial impact.

The bus was carrying 44 students from Southern California for a free tour of Humboldt State University on the state's far north coast. Many were hoping to be the first in their families to attend college. Five students and three adult chaperones died, along with the drivers.

The Sheriff's Office did not specify which victims died from asphyxiation and which died from trauma.

The Glenn County Sheriff's Office has now concluded the death investigation and all further investigations will be conducted by the California Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board.


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