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Witnesses: FedEx Truck in Flames Before Crash

Saturday, 12 Apr 2014 10:09 AM

By Newsmax Wires

The FedEx truck involved in the deadly northern California crash that left 10 people dead, witnesses say.

The witnesses, Bonnie and Joe Duran, were in a car sideswiped by the FedEx truck before it crossed the grassy median of I-5  90 miles north of Sacramemento and rammed into a tour bus carrying high school students heading to a college recruitment event  Thursday.

"It was in flames as it came through the median," Bonnie Duran told NBC News.
"It was already in flames. It wasn’t coming from the front engine, it was more from behind the cab."

Her husband told CBS Sacramento it was like a scene from a movie.

"I looked over and saw the FedEx truck coming straight for me," he told the affiliate. "It was like a 3-D movie. Imagine a Mack truck coming out of a movie."

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Investigators on Saturday said the fire likely had destroyed tracking devices on the FedEx truck.

Meanwhile, a family member has confirmed that one of the twin sisters who was on a bus involved in an explosive freeway collision in Northern California is among the 10 dead.

The brother of Marisa Serrato says medical examiners confirmed her death Friday through dental records.

Miguel Serrato says the 17-year-old's identical twin, Marisa, is devastated.

Both girls left their Riverside home Thursday and traveled in separate buses carrying high school students from Southern California to tour Humboldt State University.

Marisa was on the bus was collided with a FedEx tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 near Orland, a small city about 100 miles north of Sacramento.

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