Bus company involved in fatal crash on I-15 had a suspended business license

Two other crashes in the past two years

FALLBROOK, Calif. - The company that owns and operates a bus that crashed on Interstate 15 in Fallbrook Thursday -- killing one woman and injuring dozens -- had its California business license suspended earlier this month, 10News learned.

The state Franchise Tax Board pulled Five Star Bus Charters' license after it failed to file a 2010 tax return. Five Star owes the state $104,000, according to a spokesperson.

Team 10 investigators also learned the bus company has had three crashes in the past two years -- all of them on the 19th day of the month.

According to records with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a Five Star bus crashed on Interstate 5 in Irvine on Nov. 19, 2012. No one was injured.

On Oct. 19, 2013, exactly one month before the fatal crash in Fallbrook, a Five Star bus hit a parked car and two pedestrians. Two people were injured.

In Thursday's crash, 64-year-old Tayde Murguia died after she was partially ejected from the bus that flipped on its side and crushed. Her husband is being treated at Palomar Medical Center.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the Murguias were regulars who took the bus from their Van Nuys home to Valley View Casino.

Thirteen people were treated for injuries at Palomar Medical Center, according to the hospital's director of emergency services, Cathy Prante. As of Friday evening, three remained hospitalized.

The CHP is examining "every inch" of the damaged bus to see if a mechanical failure caused the crash.

If it's determined that the crash was caused by negligence on the part of either the driver or the bus company, charges could be filed, according to CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt.

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