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At Least 6 Killed in Crash Involving Greyhound Bus From L.A.

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At least six people have died in a crash involving a Greyhound Bus and and a Chevy Blazer on Highway 99 outside of Fresno, according to the LA Times. The bus, which originated in Los Angeles and was operating on the carrier's Route 6888, was carrying 47 people, and was driven by James Jewett, 57. Jewett was among those killed in the accident.

According to California Highway Patrol reports, "Jewett swerved to avoid another crash involving an overturned minivan and slammed into the concrete center divider before hitting a Chevy Blazer and a tree around 2:14 a.m. Thursday."

Of the six victims, it is believed three were in the Chevy Blazer. At least 10 others involved have reported injuries.

Greyhound has a hotline set up for those who may have had loved ones traveling on the bus to receive more information at 1 (800) 972-4583.