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Attorneys: Probe Faults Truck Driver In Fatal Bus Collision

Andrew Hutchens / AP
 

Andrew Hutchens / AP

(AP) - Attorneys for victims' families say the California Highway Patrol has faulted a truck driver for a fiery head-on collision with a bus carrying high school students to a college visit.

Attorneys Richard Bennett and Katherine Harvey-Lee spoke Friday after the families were briefed by the CHP before the public announcement of the results of a long investigation.

The attorneys say the CHP concluded the crash occurred when the truck driver made an unsafe turning motion.

Sgt. Nate Parsons says "there could have been an undetermined or undiagnosed medical condition for the driver of the FedEx truck," but that couldn't be determined because of the condition of his body.

The April 14, 2014, collision occurred in Orland, about 100 miles north of Sacramento. Five of the dead were students heading to a visit at Humboldt State.