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Previous coverage:
Sunday -- Bus overturns near Yucaipa
Monday -- Crews clear scene of fatal bus crash on Hwy 38; six victims identified


The seventh victim killed in the weekend Yucaipa bus crash was identified this morning as a Tijuana, Mexico resident.

San Bernardino County coroner's officials identified the victim as 24-year-old Liliana Camerina Sanchez Sauceda.

Sauceda was the last of the seven victims killed in the crash on Highway 38 east of Bryant Street on Sunday.

The California Highway Patrol today plans to begin inspecting the bus involved in the crash.


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The bus and two other vehicles involved in the collision -- a Saturn and a pickup truck -- are being stored at Certified Tow in Ontario, said CHP Officer Kevin Reese.

"Our MAIT team is going to be going down and looking at the bus and possibly doing a mechanical inspection on the bus today," Reese said.

The Major Accident Investigation Team plans to examine the bus from bumper to bumper. It's a process that may take more than one day.

"They're going to inspect the bus to make sure there were no problems with the brakes or other mechanical issues," Reese said.

He said it could take weeks to months before a crash cause is released.

The National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating the collision on Highway 38 north of Bryant Street, but it is unknown if federal officials planned to be present during the CHP's inspection today.

Reese said officers might also return to the crash scene for further photographs.

A single bouquet of flowers had been placed in a mound of dirt on the roadside where the bus had stopped after careening out of control, striking the Saturn, overturning and then slamming into the truck. Three orange Caltrans cones marked the site, right above a small ravine.

A vehicle on Tuesday passes the memorial site where seven people were killed in a bus crash in Yucaipa.
A vehicle on Tuesday passes the memorial site where seven people were killed in a bus crash in Yucaipa. (By Melissa Pinion-Whitt)

Spray-paint markings from the accident investigation dotted the roadway, along with leftover fragments of glass and vehicles.

Nam Nguyen, 58, of Yucaipa stopped by the scene after he read about the crash on the Internet.

"It's terrible -- very bad accident," he said.

Nguyen says he takes Highway 38 to Big Bear Lake frequently, and knows it can be dangerous for people who aren't used to it.

"I use the road all the time, so it's not dangerous for me," he said.