1 dead, 26 injured in high desert tour bus crash

KRAMER, Calif. – A fire official says the number of people injured in a fatal head-on crash between a tour bus and two cars has risen to 26.

San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Eric Sherwin says nine people suffered life-threatening injuries after Monday’s crash. He says 17 others were also taken to hospitals.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Benson says it’s unclear what caused the Monday crash near the unincorporated community of Kramer in the highsesert, and didn’t have any further details about the bus or the victims. He says there was no remarkable weather in the area at the time of the collision.

Benson says six of the 21 people hurt have major injuries and that four medical helicopters are on their way to the scene.

Benson says the bus seats about 30 passengers and declined to immediately release the name of the company that owns it.

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