1 dead, 26 injured in high desert tour bus crash

The accident happened just after 12 P.M. and just past Kramer Junction, where highway 58 meets 395, about two miles east of that intersection.

San Bernardino County Fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said some of the victims of the crash had to be extricated from their vehicles.

All of the injured were taken away in ambulances as bad weather between the crash scene and hospitals prevented helicopter transport, Sherwin said.

The company hasn't responded to messages seeking comment.

The California Highway Patrol shut down Highway 58 in both directions as they work the scene.

Authorities said six people were seriously hurt and about 15 sustained moderate to minor injuries, officials said.

One person was killed and at least 27 others were injured following a bus crash in the Kramer Junction area on Monday, San Bernardino County fire officials said.

CHP Officer Brian Benson said it was unclear what caused the crash.

Skies were overcast in the remote area, and winds were blowing up to 20 miles per hour with some 30-mph gusts, said meteorologist Brett Albright of the National Weather Service in San Diego.

San Bernardino County Fire confirmed that at least one person has died and 21 have been injured.

The bus was owned by a company called A&F Tours Inc., according to news reports that indicated the company was based in either Arcadia or West Covina.

  • Larry Hoffman