YUCAIPA, Calif. — California authorities lowered the death toll in a tour bus crash from eight to seven.
The California Highway Patrol and a San Bernardino County coroner’s investigator said Monday it was initially believed two bodies had remained inside inaccessible wreckage, but there turned out to be only one.
The bus carrying a group from Tijuana, Mexico, to the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles collided with two other vehicles Sunday night. Debris and body parts created a scene of horrific carnage.
The bus could not be entered until Monday because the wreckage was perched precariously off the side of a road.
Dozens of people were injured, some critically.