Five Killed After Bus Collides With Freeway Sign on California Highway

iStock/Thinstock(LIVINGSTON, Calif.) — Five people were killed after a charter bus collided with a freeway sign pole early Tuesday morning in Livingston, California, a town between Sacramento and Fresno.

About 30 people were on board. Six people suffered major injuries, including the driver, the highway patrol said.

The collision happened around 3:30 a.m. local time on Highway 99 northbound as the bus headed from Mexico to Washington, the California Highway Patrol said. The bus had stopped in Los Angeles Monday night and was expected to stop in Livingston next.

After the bus hit the sign, the sign went through the passenger side windshield. Images show the pole practically slicing through the bus.

The northbound side of the highway was closed down as emergency crews extricated people from the bus.

The cause of the crash is unknown.

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