A one-page preliminary report has been released by the National Transportation Safety Board on the April 10 crash between a FedEx truck and tour bus full of high school students from the Los Angeles area.
The preliminary report (http://goo.gl/gtdi5R) recounts the steps that led up to the crash, which resulted in the death of 10 people on I-5 just north of Orland.
It also tells the routes and some details of the FedEx truck and tour bus.
The FedEx Corp. truck had left Sacramento at about 10 a.m., driven to Weed, where the driver delivered two trailers. At 3:30 p.m., the driver picked up two other 28-foot trailers and was headed back to Sacramento when the crash occurred.
Filled with high school students and chaperones, the tour bus operated by Silverado Stages was part of a chartered trip originating from Los Angeles and heading to Arcata for a visit to Humboldt State University. A replacement driver had boarded in Sacramento.
The report indicated the FedEx truck was traveling south in the right lane of Interstate 5.
"In the vicinity of milepost 26.02, the FedEx combination vehicle moved to the left, departing the southbound traffic lanes and enterting the 58-foot wide center median," the report said.
"The vehicle drove through a line of oleander bushes in the center of the median and entered the northbound traffic lanes of I-5. It collided with the left rear portion of a white 2013 Nissan Altima four-door passenger car, occupied by a driver and one passenger, which had just passed the Sentra motorcoach and moved back into the right lane of northbound I-5. The Nissan rotated counterclockwise and departed the highway on the east side. Following the impact with the passenger car, the combination vehicle collided with the motorcoach, and both vehicles departed the highway to the east."
The one-page report notes "The information in this report is preliminary and will be supplemented or corrected during the course of the investigation."
It does not offer further conclusions from the NTSB. Originally NTSB officials said the investigation could take months or years.
Earlier in the week the first lawsuit (http://goo.gl/PCIz2E) was filed in Los Angeles against FedEx by the mother of one of the teens who died.
In addition, the Glenn County Sheriff's Office (http://goo.gl/KkZXo7) confirmed the identity of the final victim, a 19-year-old from El Monte this week.