Drivers in California crash had clean records

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California Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team Lt. Scott Fredrick, center right, speaks at a news conference in Willows, Calif., Friday, April 11, 2014. At least ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between a FedEx truck and a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California College. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.

According to The Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/1gxYKgA ), California's Department of Motor Vehicles says neither driver had a moving violation, though the bus driver's license was briefly suspended a decade ago.

FedEx driver Tim Evans and the driver of the chartered bus, Talalelei Lealao-Taiao (tah-lah-LAY'-lay LAY'-low-TY'-ow), were killed along with eight passengers Thursday when the truck veered across the median of Interstate 5 and smashed into the bus.

The Glenn County coroner has not released official identifications, but Lealao-Taiao's employer confirmed her name, and the Bee spoke with a member of Evans' extended family.

Federal and state investigators expect to take months to determine what caused the accident.

 
 
 

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