Watch it live: LAUSD holds California bus crash news conference

[Updated 1:20 p.m.: The news conference has ended. The latest updates on Thursday's fatal collision can be found here: California bus crash]

A news conference by the L.A. Unified School District is underway on the fatal crash of a charter bus carrying area high school students and a FedEx freight truck.

Nineteen LAUSD students were among those aboard the bus, which was struck head-on Thursday evening in the accident on Interstate 5 in Orland, Calif.

The dead included five students, three adults who were chaperoning the trip and the drivers of the truck and the bus.

Three buses had been chartered for the 12-hour ride to Humboldt State University, where prospective students were going to tour the campus this weekend.

Photos from the scene| Victim 'like a man on fire'

This live blog has now closed,L.A. NOW for the latest.