The Orion

Social media forgets tragedies too fast

Matt Murphy

April 22, 2014

Tragedy always seems to strike when it is least expected, as it did the week before last in Orland. For those who haven't used the Internet recently, a tour bus carrying 48 Los Angeles area high school students to Humboldt State for a visit collided with a semi-trailer when it crossed an Inte...

Orland crash still under investigation

CHP officers and members of the National Transportation Safety Board measure the stopping distance of a bus similar to the one involved in the Orland bus crash. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

April 21, 2014

It could take months to determine the cause of the Orland bus crash, according to California Highway Patrol. The crash, which occurred April 10, involved a FedEx semitrailer and a charter bus of high school students who were traveling to Humboldt State University for a campus tour. Ten people died in the crash, including drivers of both the truck and the bus, three chaperones and five st...

10 dead from bus crash

Orland residents look on Thursday as emergency personnel clean up the accident. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

April 11, 2014

Ten people died after a crash Thursday involving a charter bus, a FedEx semitrailer and a white sedan on Interstate 5 near Orland. The accident occurred after a semitrailer traveling south crossed over the center divider and clipped a white sedan, then collided with the bus, according to California H...

Crash leaves 9 dead

The scene of the accident on Interstate 5 in Orland. Photo credit: Sharon Martin

Sharon Martin

April 10, 2014

Nine people are confirmed dead after a collision Thursday before 6 p.m. involving a tour bus, a semi truck and a white sedan occurred in Orland on Interstate 5. A tour bus carrying high school seniors from the south Los Angeles area were traveling to Humboldt County, said CHP officer Tracy Hoover....

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