Glenn County officially releases identity of 3 bus crash victims

Apr 15, 2014 5:12 PM

As next of kin have been notified, the Glenn County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office has confirmed the deaths of three victims of the tragic I-5 crash in Orland.

The three names released today are Michael Lee Myvett Jr., Talalelei Feleni Lealao-Taiao and Ismael Jimenez.

Myvett was 29-years-old and from Los Angeles. Myvett Jr. and his fiance were chaperones on the trip. Myvett’s fiancé Mattison Haywood is believed to have been killed in the crash as well, but her name has not been released by Glenn County officials at this time.

Talalelei Feleni Lealao-Taiao had been identified by various media outlets as the bus driver, but was confirmed today by the Coroner’s Office. Lealao-Taio was 53-years-old from Sacramento.

Jimenez was an 18-year-old student from Inglewood, California who has been hailed as a hero for breaking open a window at the front of the bus, while smoke was filling the area.


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