Monday, October 6, 2008

Bus Crash Kills 8, Injures Dozens

A bus bound for a casino flipped over Sunday evening on a rural road in Williams, killing at least eight people. The accident also injured dozens of other passengers. The accident scene was about 60 miles north of Sacramento.

Authorities reported early Monday that the bus driver, Quinton Joey Watts, 52, was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence. Watts suffered serious injuries and was still hospitalized as of Monday morning.

The bus reportedly had an invalid license plate from Texas and was headed for the Colusa Casino Resort after leaving Sacramento. Many of the passengers were reportedly Laotian.

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