ORLAND (CBSLA.com) — A couple in a car that got caught up in the deadly tour bus crash in Orland Thursday said it was like being in a terrifying 3D movie.
Bonnie Duran and her husband, Joe, were in a Nissan Altima that was clipped by a FedEx big rig just before it slammed into a tour bus, killing nine people. The bus and truck drivers were also killed.
“I looked over and saw the FedEx truck coming straight for me. He was in flames already,” Duran said. “I just started going this way, and he clipped the back end of me…and went on to hit the bus.”
KCAL9’s Tom Wait reported that the impact sent the couple into a gully near the side of the road.
“It was like a 3D movie. Imagine a Mack truck coming out of a movie, unbelievable. We didn’t even have time to react. She did a great job,” Joe said.
“It was so scary, we were wondering if anyone was going to get out of there alive,” Duran said.
An investigation into the accident is underway.