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Woman Killed in Bus Crash Accident ID’d

BORON, Calif. ( The San Bernardino Coroner’s office identified the woman killed in Monday’s bus crash accident as Kristina Carey, 55, a resident of Terra Linda.

On Monday, February 27, 2017 at about 12:00 p.m. San Bernardino County Fire responded to a traffic collision on Highway 58 east of Highway 395 near Kramer Junction involving a small charter bus and two other vehicles.

Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered a 2007 Chevrolet Starcraft charter bus, a 1996 Subaru Outback, and a 2014 Chevrolet Spark off the roadway on the north side of Highway 58.

County Fire received assistance from Kern County Fire Department, Marine Corps Logistics Base Fire, Naval Weapons Center – China Lake Fire Department, as well as the National Training Center – Fort Irwin.

With the first priority of triaging the victims to get an accurate patient count, firefighters ultimately determined that nine patients were classified as Immediate, or having life-threatening injuries; seventeen patients were Delayed, suffering from non-life threatening injuries, and one patient was deceased.

Ultimately, twenty-six patients were transported to four different hospitals.

Based on preliminary reports, the bus with 26 occupants was heading eastbound when the driver of the tour bus allowed the bus to cross into oncoming traffic, colliding with a 1996 Subaru Outback and a 2014 Chevrolet Spark, traveling westbound.

As a result of the collision, the tour bus overturned, landing upright on the north shoulder of SR-58. The two occupants of the Chevrolet Spark and numerous occupants of the tour bus were transported to several hospitals for medical attention.

The Driver of the Subaru sustained major injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

San Bernardino County Fire dispatches a first-alarm mass casualty incident (MCI) to all incidents involving busses. This begins moving resources into the area should the bus be occupied or injuries present. In this case, the call was balanced to a 2nd-alarm MCI to bring additional manpower to the scene.

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