NTSB to investigate deadly CA bus crash; ABA releases statement

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched a go-team to investigate a crash, which killed at least ten people, involving a truck that crossed over the center median of Interstate 5 and collided with a charter motorcoach transporting high-school students in Orland, California.

Highway Safety Investigator Robert Accetta will serve as the investigator-in-charge, leading a multi-disciplinary team of NTSB personnel.

NTSB Board Member Mark Rosekind is accompanying the team and will serve as the principal spokesperson during the on-scene phase of the investigation.


The American Bus Association (ABA) released the following statement:

The American Bus Association and our members wish to offer our deepest condolences to the families of those killed or injured in Thursday’s crash near Orland, California. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. ABA has reached out to and has been in contact with officials at NTSB, company representatives and other federal agencies.  We will continue cooperating with the NTSB and other agencies as the accident is investigated.