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YUCAIPA, California ? A tour bus carrying dozens of men, women and children from Tijuana, Mexico, crashed in the mountains of Southern California after spending Sunday at a winter recreation area, killing at least eight and as many as 10 people, authorities said.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Mario Lopez said Monday morning that the number of eight confirmed deaths was expected to rise because the coroner was just starting to remove bodies from the mangled vehicles and also take away the remains of those who were ejected, which were covered by yellow blankets.

More than three dozen people were injured. At least 17 were still hospitalized Monday morning, including at least five in critical condition, one of them a girl.

The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. Sunday about 80 miles east of Los Angeles. It left State Route 38 littered with debris and the bus sideways across the two lanes with its windows blown out, front end crushed and part of the roof peeled back like a tin can. The bus is perched somewhat precariously at the edge of an embankment.

Investigators will determine if mechanical failure or driver error was to blame, Lopez said. The bus driver, who survived but was injured, told investigators the vehicle had brake problems, he said.

"It appears speed was a factor in this collision," Lopez said.

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That's just terrible.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Mario Lopez

I wondered what he was up to.

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Mexicans who want to tour the USA -- that seems like a switch.

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With all these cars killing and injuring people, why aren't they banned yet?

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With all these cars killing and injuring people, why aren't they banned yet?

You seriously want to ban cars? Yikes.

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You seriously want to ban cars? Yikes.

He has a point, So many people a year die in car accidents alone. It's ridiculous. Something must be done. /s

Actually think about how bad it would be if we were in flying cars by now.....

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With all these cars killing and injuring people, why aren't they banned yet?

I don't know whether to laugh or cry....

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You seriously want to ban cars? Yikes.

He's being sarcastic in relation the call to ban guns after the recent incidents. However it's a fail, comparing a modern necessity to guns doesn't work...

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He's being sarcastic in relation the call to ban guns after the recent incidents. However it's a fail, comparing a modern necessity to guns doesn't work...

I thought he was satirising the pro gun folks...

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He's being sarcastic in relation the call to ban guns after the recent incidents. However it's a fail, comparing a modern necessity to guns doesn't work...

Yes and actually, it's not really a modern necessity. There are many places where cars are a luxury and most people walk, ride a bike, or take the bus/train/subway.

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Yes and actually, it's not really a modern necessity. There are many places where cars are a luxury and most people walk, ride a bike, or take the bus/train/subway.

Like the people in the OT?

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A terrible tragedy. I feel for the victims and their families.

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