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Bus crash in mountains injures dozens

Posted at 4:23 PM, May 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 08:08:16-04

Authorities say a shuttle bus has overturned on a highway in Southern California's San Bernardino Mountains, leaving two people critically injured, four with moderate injuries and 20 with minor injuries.

San Bernardino County Fire Capt. Jeremy Kern says the bus turned on to its side across State Route 330 shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday.

Kern says two patients were airlifted to hospitals, and four more with moderate injuries were taken to hospitals in ground ambulances.

Twenty people had minor injuries including scrapes and bruises and were being examined at the scene.

Text on the bus indicated it belongs to Llamada Final Ministries, a church in Downey, California. No one answered a phone call to the church.

The highway was shut down for a 16-mile stretch near Highland. The area is about 60 miles east of Los Angeles.