CALIFORNIA BRIEFING / SAN FRANCISCO
Driver error probably is to blame for a tour bus crash last month in Central California that killed five people, according to a preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol.
The report, released Monday, said John Egnew, 69, of Corona failed to negotiate a curve on a southbound U.S. 101 overpass in Soledad, causing the vehicle to hit a guardrail and overturn April 28.
The bus, which was carrying 34 French tourists and a Canadian tour guide, was en route to Southern California after touring the Monterey and Carmel area.
Egnew, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown through the windshield and killed, according to the report. The crash also claimed the lives of four tourists.
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