Broken Dreams: Deadly Bus Crash Kills Five Students in California

Bus carrying 40 high school seniors was hit by Fed-Ex truck, causing a massive ball of smoke and fire.
2:50 | 04/11/14

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Transcript for Broken Dreams: Deadly Bus Crash Kills Five Students in California
this Friday night. A story that's breaking hearts tonight. A bus load of students, their bus exploding in a crash. Bazi kanani is there. Reporter: The deadly crash, towering flames and a black billowing funnel of smoke. A very, very large explosion and fireball. Reporter: Engulfing the tour bus, turning the side of the northern California freeway into a makeshift triage area. Helicopters airlifting victims to nearby hospitals. This is was a horrific collision. The aim pact was heard throughout the community. A couple of explosions after that. Reporter: 40 high school seniors off to visit humboldt university. All of them part of a special program for low income students, many the first in their families to attend college. This is a very sad day for us. We promise to do everything we can for the students and families. Reporter: The bus left los Angeles before dawn for the 11 hour trip north to humboldt. As the miles slipped by, the teens watched movies, listened to music. Then, about four hours from their destination, a FedEx tractor trailer swerved violently across the median, smashing into the bus. This sun was doing homework. I look up. The bus driver slams on the brakes. Within a split second, boom. The FedEx truck was on fire. I pushed open the window. Got pushed down. Fell, scraped my arms, hands, knees. And someone till on top of me. I was very lost and scared. And I can't even explain. I was confused. I didn't believe, you never think this is going to happen to you. Reporter: An emotional reunion. Harley, reunited with his parents. One family reunited tonight. Ten people killed in the crash, including five students. Investigators still trying to determine the cause. And now, we move to the Indian ocean and the new energy in the search for the black boxes and the missing passenger

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