San Bernardino County Fire responds to a traffic collision with injuries on Highway 58 east of Highway 395 near Kramer Junction, Feb. 27, 2017. Photo: San Bernardino County Fire
San Bernardino County Fire responds to a traffic collision with injuries on Highway 58 east of Highway 395 near Kramer Junction, Feb. 27, 2017. Photo: San Bernardino County Fire

One person was killed and 26 other people were injured Monday in a three-vehicle crash in San Bernardino County that involved a small charter bus linked in news reports to a San Gabriel Valley company.

The crash was reported just after noon on state Route 58 just east of U.S. Highway 395 near Kramer Junction, according to Eric Sherwin of the San Bernardino County Fire Department.

The 2007 Chevrolet Starcraft bus was eastbound when it crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with two passenger vehicles, a 1996 Subaru Outback and a 2014 Chevrolet Spark, which were both westbound, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The bus rolled over and landed upright on the north shoulder of route 58, the CHP reported.

The driver of the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the CHP.

One person was freed from the wreckage, Sherwin said.

Nine patients suffered life-threatening injuries and 17 others sustained lesser injuries, he said.

Two of the injured parties were in the Chevrolet, the CHP reported.

All of the injured were taken away in ambulances as bad weather between the crash scene and hospitals prevented helicopter transport, Sherwin said.

The bus was owned by a company called A&F Tours Inc., according to news reports that indicated the company was based in either Arcadia or West Covina.

A message left with A&F Tours was not immediately returned.

Many of those on the bus were Chinese tourists, according to ABC7.

–City News Service

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