Nine people dead after 3-vehicle crash in California

The burned out remains of a tour bus involved in a fiery crash with FedEx truck, sits on a flatbed truck before being taken from the scene, Friday April 11, 2014 in Orland, Calif.  Ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and the bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California College, Thursday.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
The burned out remains of a tour bus involved in a fiery crash with FedEx truck, sits on a flatbed truck before being taken from the scene, Friday April 11, 2014 in Orland, Calif. Ten people were killed and dozens injured in the fiery crash between the truck and the bus carrying high school students on a visit to a Northern California College, Thursday.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) – Authorities say nine people have been killed in a three-vehicle crash that has shut down north- and south-bound traffic on Interstate 5.

California Highway Patrol dispatcher Curtis Pahlka says authorities received a report of the crash at 5:41 p.m. Thursday.

Pahlka says it is not yet clear what caused the crash but that it involved a tour bus, a FedEx truck and a Nissan Altima.

The northbound lane of Interstate 5 was closed at 5:46 p.m., and the southbound lane was closed at 6:30 p.m.

No further details were immediately available about the identities of the dead.

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