UPDATED: 1 dead, 30 injured in Shasta County tour bus crash

Nov 23, 2014 1:15 PM by News Staff

UPDATE 6:57 PM: CHP has identified the driver as 67-year-old Jose Victor Garcilazo Palencia of Los Angeles.

The name of 33-year-old victim who died at the scene has not been released, but he was from Parlier.

Mercy Medical Center in Redding still has five passengers hospitalized, with two in critical condition. The other 11 who were there earlier have been treated and released, and will be put up in a hotel by the Salvation Army and the Red Cross for the night.

Shasta Regional Medical Center has discharged the four patients being treated there.

Mercy Medical Center in Mt. Shasta has two patients, in unknown condition.


One man is dead and 30 people have been injured after a tour bus headed from Los Angeles to Pasco, Washington rolled over on Interstate 5 in northern Shasta County Sunday morning.

The crash happened at 7:41 a.m. in the Pollard Flat area. California Highway Patrol Officials say a 33-year-old man was killed and two other people were airlifted to area hospitals. A total of 30 people have been reported injured.

CHP officials say the bus was traveling northbound on Interstate 5 when it ran off the road down an embankment and onto Eagle Roost Road where it rolled over, no other vehicles were involved.

CHP officers say the driver showed signs of fatigue. The bus was reportedly involved in an earlier minor crash this morning at the Red Bluff Denny's around 5 a.m. but only minor property damage was sustained. The driver voluntarily went to CHP headquarters for evaluation and questioning.

According to hospital officials, 18 passengers were taken to Mercy Medical Center in Redding. Three are in serious condition, two are critical. The remaining patients are expected to be discharged later today.

Four passengers were taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center, but they have already been discharged.

The remaining passengers were taken to Mercy Medical in Mt. Shasta. Their conditions are currently unknown.

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