At Least 1 Dead, 50 Injured In Southern California Tour Bus Crashes

Dozens of people were hurt in separate crashes on the same interstate Thursday.

Jon Passantino

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Aerial photo of bus crash on the 15 freeway in Corona (@CBSLA)

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Two tour buses crashed separately Thursday afternoon about 50 miles apart on Interstate 15 in Southern California, killing 1 person and injuring at least 50 others.

The first tour bus accident occurred outside Los Angeles in Corona when a bus skidded and flipped onto its side. All 30 people on the bus suffered minor to moderate injuries, the Associated Press reported.

A second crash occurred near San Diego in Fallbrook when a tour bus swerved and turned over on the same Interstate near State Route 76 about 50 miles away, killing 1 person and injuring 22 others.

Both accidents involved tour buses operated for the Pala Casino.

The driver of the bus in the Fallbrook crash said he was going approximately 55 mph when the bus suddenly swerved, police said. The bus flipped over after the driver lost control.

3. Both tour buses were coming from the Pala Casino Spa & Resort on State Route 76 near the Interstate 15.

Barbara Richards

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#BREAKING: 2 tour buses, both leaving Pala casino, both flip on the 15. One here in San Diego, the other in Los Angeles. @CBS8

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4. The location of the Pala Casino:

5. The first accident happened on the northbound Interstate 15 between Magnolia Avenue and the 91 Freeway in Corona, Calif.

6. The second accident occurred when a tour bus overturned on the southbound Interstate 15 at State Route 76 in Fallbrook, Calif.

#BREAKING: At least 22 injured and 1dead in multivehicle tour bus crash on SB 15 in Ontario 2 miles north of 395.

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ABC7 Eyewitness News

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#BREAKING: At least 22 injured and 1dead in multivehicle tour bus crash on SB 15 in Ontario 2 miles north of 395.

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Tour bus on its side after crash in northern San Diego Co. on 15 Freeway (@10news)

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Tour bus on its side after crash in northern San Diego Co. on 15 Freeway (@10news)

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Sky5 is over one of two tour bus crashes on 15 Fwy. Watch live here: http://t.co/vQQv0K0pw4

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Sky5 is over one of two tour bus crashes on 15 Fwy. Watch live here: http://t.co/vQQv0K0pw4

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