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Jul 22, 2010 9:10 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

California bus crash leaves 6 dead

A Greyhound bus traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a state highway in California's Central Valley, killing five and injuring many others. A sixth person later dies at the hospital.

California Highway Patrol Officer Michelle Sigmond says the bus driver swerved to avoid another crash and slammed into the center divider and a tree at about 2:14 a.m. Thursday just outside downtown Fresno. She says five people are dead inside the demolished bus. Early reports say there are multiple injuries, but Sigmond doesn't know how many.

The bus departed Los Angeles late Wednesday and stopped in Fresno before continuing on its route to Sacramento.

Northbound lanes of Highway 99, a major route through the San Joaquin Valley, have been closed since the crash.

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