The driver of a
The name of the driver, a 35-year-old woman, will be released after her family is notified, officials said.
The crash occurred shortly before 5:10 a.m. when the speeding tow truck ran a red light and collided head-on with the bus, said LAPD Sgt. Rudy Lopez.
The collision sent the tow truck careening into a 7-Eleven store, injuring a clerk working there. The employee was treated at the scene. The storefront was "completely destroyed," Lopez said.
Both drivers had to be removed from their vehicles with the Jaws of Life, a Los Angeles Fire Department official said.
The tow truck driver was rushed to the hospital and was listed in serious condition. There were no passengers on the bus at the time of the crash, officials said.
TV news video showed the mangled front of the bus and the tow truck's cab pancaked.
A building inspector was expected to check the integrity of the building where the truck crashed, officials said.