Calif. tour bus collision death toll rises to 8

Posted: 02/06/13 at 6:35 am EST      Last Updated: 02/06/13 at 2:11 pm EST

LOMA LINDA, Calif. (AP) -- California authorities say the death toll from last weekend's tour bus collision has risen to eight with the death of the driver of a pickup truck struck by the bus.

A San Bernardino County coroner's official says 72-year-old Fred Bailey Richardson of Mentone died at 6:39 a.m. Wednesday at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Richardson was driving a landscaping service truck that was struck by the out-of-control bus Sunday night. The crash crushed the pickup.

The other seven fatalities were bus passengers. Dozens of other people were injured.

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