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UPDATE: Five Adults, One Child ID'd from Deadly Tour Bus Crash on SR 38

The bus is registered to Scapadas Magicas LLC of National City, CHP Officer Mario Lopez said at a road block south of the crash scene.

Update 8:51 p.m. The coroner has identified a sixth person who died in the crash of  a Tijuana-bound tour bus Sunday night on State Route 38 north of Yucaipa.

He was identified after 7 p.m. Monday as

Mario Garcia Santoyo, 32, of Tijuana, Mexico

Coroner's personnel said in a statement they were working to identify one other person killed in the Sunday night crash.

Update 7:51 p.m. The coroner has identified a fifth person who died in the crash of  a Tijuana-bound tour bus Sunday night on State Route 38 north of Yucaipa.

She was identified Monday afternoon as

Rubicelia Escobedo Flores, 34, of Tijuana, Mexico

Coroner's personnel said in a statement they are working to identify two other people killed in the Sunday night crash. Investigators revised the death toll from eight to seven earlier Monday after searching the severely damaged bus.

Update 6:31 p.m. The coroner has identified four people who died, including a 13-year-old boy, in the crash of  a Tijuana-bound tour bus Sunday night on State Route 38 north of Yucaipa.

The California Highway Patrol and coroner's investigators  revised the death toll from the three-vehicle crash to seven earlier Monday after searching the severely damaged bus, which was registered in National City.

Four of the seven confirmed deaths from the crash were identified as

Victor Cabrera Garcia, 13, of San Diego

Aleida Adriana Arce Hernandez, 38, of Tijuana

Elvira Garcia Jimenez, 40, of San Diego

Guadalupe Olivas, 61, of San Diego

The coroner's summary as of 5 p.m. Feb. 4 included the following:

"Coroner case -- On 02-03-13, at 6:32 pm, the California Highway Patrol received a 911 call reference a tour type bus that had gone out of control on Highway 38 northeast of Bryant Street in Mentone. Some passengers were killed when the bus rolled over."

Coroner's investigators were working with the CHP, San Bernardino County Fire, the National Transportation Safety Board, and Caltrans.

Update 11:31 a.m. Emergency workers were set to remove the remains of two deceased victims before noon Monday from a Tijuana-bound tour bus that overturned Sunday night on State Route 38 north of Yucaipa, where at least eight fatalities were confirmed and many more were injured.

The bus is registered in National City and the bus driver, who survived the three-vehicle crash, was from San Diego, California Highway Patrol Officer Leon Lopez said at the scene.

The passengers on the bus had traveled from Tijuana to Big Bear, and they were returning Sunday evening when the crash occurred about 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Lopez said.

A total of 38 patients were transported from the crash scene Sunday night, one by helicopter and the rest by ground ambulances, a San Bernardino County Fire spokesman said at the scene.

Posted 8:21 a.m. Coroner's and crash investigators were preparing Monday morning to remove remains of at least one victim from a tour bus that overturned Sunday night on State Route 38 north of Yucaipa, where at least eight fatalities were confirmed and many more were injured.

The three-vehicle crash was reported just after 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3 on the 38 north of Bryant Street, east of Mentone and Redlands, according to the CHP.

The bus is registered to Scapadas Magicas LLC of National City, CHP Officer Mario Lopez said at a road block south of the crash scene.

The 38 was closed at Bryant and the road was expected to remain closed until later Monday as the investigation continued at the scene.

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richard February 06, 2013 at 01:46 AM
my brother was on that bus,he was lucky that his injuries weren't that severe.he told us that the bus driver did the best he could, telling the passangers to go to the back of the bus so they could have a better chance to survive and was also trying to avoid the bus from falling into a cliff .in my opinion the bus driver should be seen as a hero. FROM TIJUANA
bryce February 06, 2013 at 04:59 AM
"prayers" !! -- hA! What a waste of time. Good luck with that. I don't mean to diminish anyone's memory, but gimme a break.
Nancy Hall February 06, 2013 at 05:23 AM
To Gary, Scott, Ben and Dex.. thank you and well said.
Washy February 06, 2013 at 02:06 PM
Here you can find the inspection reports on this companies buses http://www.scribd.com/doc/123888286/Scapadas-Magicas-Safety-Report
Washy February 06, 2013 at 02:07 PM
NTBS report http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site208/2013/0204/20130204_064242_BN05-BUSFOLO-USDOT-REC.pdf

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