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At least 4 killed, dozens hurt in Calif. bus crash

SOLEDAD, Calif. (AP) - At least 4 people have died in a tour
bus crash at a highway overpass in the central California city of
Soledad.

The California Highway Patrol says dozens more people were
injured in the crash Tuesday afternoon on Highway 101.

CHP spokeswoman Officer Erica Elias says there are "multiple
fatalities" but she did not have a specific number or any other
details. Ambulances and helicopters were on the way and the highway
was been shut down in both directions.

Adrienne Laurent, a spokeswoman for the Salinas Valley Memorial
Hospital, says the facility had so far received three patients -
all in critical condition - from the crash. She says the hospital
has been told to expect more patients.

Soledad is about 70 miles southeast of San Jose.

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