LOS ANGELES -- The California Highway Patrol reports that there are at least two fatalities and other serious injuries after a school bus filled with teenagers collided with another vehicle and went down a snow-covered embankment near Crestline, in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.
The CHP's website said the coroner's office has been called to the scene as crews tried to rescue trapped teens inside the bus.
Several of the youths have been extricated from the bus, and a makeshift triage center was set up nearby, according to KCAL-TV. Authorities said they believe there were at least 20 students on board, with half of them immobilized in the crash.
Two teens involved in the crash have been transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. One teen is listed in critical condition, hospital nurses said. Staff did not know the condition of the second hospitalized teen. More injured passengers are also being transported to the hospital.
The accident was reported shortly before noon PST along Highway 189, officials said.
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