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1 dead in bus crash on Southern California freeway

Posted at 4:15 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 07:16:05-04

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead after a car hit a stalled commuter bus on a Southern California freeway and burst into flames.

Nobody on the bus was hurt in the accident, which occurred shortly before 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on the westbound Interstate 10 in Alhambra, a few miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Authorities say a Metro bus with four passengers and a driver on board had electrical problems and stalled in the high-occupancy vehicle lane, where it was rear-ended by a car.

The California Highway Patrol says the car caught fire, killing the driver.

The crash is under investigation.