5-year-old victim in 15 bus crash airlifted to Moreno Valley hospital

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A bus that rolled over on Interstate 15 near Fallbrook on Saturday resulted in the deaths of three people and injured 16 more. Valley News/Nathan Benner
MORENO VALLEY (CNS) - A 5-year-old boy critically injured in Saturday's deadly charter bus crash in Pala Mesa was airlifted to a Moreno Valley hospital today, authorities said. The boy was among the 21 passengers in a charter bus traveling from El Monte to Tijuana that crashed Saturday morning on rain-slicked southbound Interstate 15 south of state Route 76 in Pala Mesa, said California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe. Three women were killed in the crash and 18 others were taken to hospitals, five to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, five to Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar and eight to Temecula Valley Hospital, Latulippe said. Three passengers suffered major injuries, he said, and officials were determining the other injured patients' conditions Sunday morning.
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