Calif. tour bus collision death toll rises to 8 | TheUnion.com

Calif. tour bus collision death toll rises to 8

Associated Press

A firefighter adjusts a tarp to cover a victim inside after a tow truck lifted a tour bus back onto the road Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, after it collided with two other vehicles and crashed Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring 38, on Highway 38 just north of Yucaipa, Calif. The bus was carrying a tour group from Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOMA LINDA — California authorities say the death toll from last weekend's tour bus collision has risen to eight with the death of the driver of a pickup truck struck by the bus.

A San Bernardino County coroner's official says 72-year-old Fred Bailey Richardson of San Bernardino died at 6:39 a.m. Wednesday at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Richardson was driving a landscaping service truck that was struck by the out-of-control bus Sunday night. The crash crushed the pickup.

The other seven fatalities were people who died at the scene.

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