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6 Die, 7 Critically Injured in Bus Bound for L.A.

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A tour bus carrying passengers from Mexico to Los Angeles was involved a crash early this morning in Arizona, leaving six dead and seven critically injured. The reportedly Los Angeles-based company, Tierra Santa Inc., has apparently been "operating without insurance for nearly a year, and its buses should not have been on the road," finds CBS News.

The company "has a history of violations, including one failed bus inspection resulting in the bus being taken out of service," continued CBS. "Two of the company's drivers had also lost their authorization to drive. In the last two years, the company has been involved in one other crash."

The crash occurred south of Phoenix on westbound 1-!0 around 5:30 a.m. when the bus allegedly hit a pickup truck before veering into the central media and then overcorrecting, prompting the bus to rollover once before landing on its wheels. Of the 22 people on the bus, all were injured--seven critically--and six were dead. Another crash occurred when a sedan hit a different pickup truck as it slowed down.