Northern California bus crash leaves 10 dead

WILLIAMS, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a charter bus "overcorrected" when it drifted to one side of a road and crashed in northern California, killing 10 people.

The bus overturned while en route to the Colusa Casino Resort, ejecting passengers and crushing others as it rolled into a ditch.

Thirty-five passengers were injured.

The California Highway Patrol says the crash last night happened on a rural road about 60 miles north of Sacramento. Firefighters used flashlights and infrared sensors to search for possible victims in the tall grass near the bus.

CHP spokesman Robert Kays said the bus had an invalid Texas license plate. He says other registration serial numbers also came up invalid.

The bus had "Greyhound" marked on its side. But a Greyhound official says it's no longer operated by the Dallas-based company.

As of early this morning, authorities still haven't identified the charter company.

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