Calif. Highway Patrol re-enacts fatal bus crash

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Posted: Oct 20, 2010 5:40 PM
Calif. Highway Patrol re-enacts fatal bus crash

The California Highway Patrol shut down a Central Valley highway to re-enact a Greyhound bus accident that killed six people.

The July 22 crash occurred at 2 a.m. when the bus smashed into an SUV on Highway 99 in Fresno. Authorities say the SUV had flipped over after its intoxicated teenage driver hit a median.

The accident killed six people, including all three in the SUV, the bus driver and two bus passengers.

The Fresno Bee reports that between 1 and 4 a.m. Wednesday, the CHP used 10 different drivers in a charter bus to test reaction times and get a sense of what the bus driver had seen in the darkness that night.

Investigators are not sure if the overturned SUV was visible to the bus driver and hope the re-enactment will help answer that question.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, http://www.fresnobee.com