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Bus overturns on icy highway east of San Diego

ALPINE, Calif – Thirty-five people were injured when a tour bus overturned Monday evening on an icy mountain highway east of San Diego, authorities said.

The bus was heading west on Interstate 8 during a storm when it overturned, said Officer Phil Konstantin of the California Highway Patrol.

The name of the bus company and its destination were not immediately available.

At least a dozen other crashes, including an overturned semi-truck, were also reported around the same time in the area, because of the slick roads, Konstantin said.

A nearby Border Patrol unit reported the crash but rescue crews had difficulty reaching the scene because of poor visibility and dangerous road conditions, said Jeff Fehlberg, a spokesman for the Heartland Fire Regional Dispatch center, which sent ambulances and fire crews to the scene.

The injured were taken to San Diego area hospitals, including 13 people with serious to critical injuries, Fehlberg said.

Another seven people had moderate injuries and 15 were described as minor injuries.

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