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.