The accident occurred when the driver of the bus took a curve too fast, drifting off the side of the road and striking a large tree. According to the Fresno Bee, the bus was carrying 22 people, a group of Chinese students in their teens and four chaperones. The passenger who was killed was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.
The accident occurred at around 5:36 p.m. local time on Saturday.
According to the Fresno Bee, patients were transported to nearby hospitals via helicopter and ambulance. Four passengers sustained major injuries, six suffered moderate injuries, and the 53-year-old man who was driving the charter bus was treated and released from the hospital the day after the crash.
Five patients remained in the hospital as of Sunday, reports the Fresno Bee.
The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).