Fatal Tour Bus Crash in Merced County


Five people are dead and several injured after a tour bus crash on Highway 99, outside Livingston, in Merced County.

It happened near the Liberty Avenue exit, just after 3 a.m.

According to California Highway Patrol, 30 passengers were on the bus, headed to Washington state, when it hit a sign pole.

Officers say one of several stops planned was in Livingston.

The driver is identified as 57 year old Mario Vasquez of Los Angeles, according to CHP.

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