Posted: Mar 5, 2010 3:16 PM
Updated: Mar 5, 2010 3:16 PM
SACATON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal transportation officials say the bus involved in an accident near Phoenix that left six people dead and 16 others injured was operating illegally.
The bus was traveling from the central Mexican state of Zacatecas to Los Angeles with 22 passengers when authorities say it hit a pickup early Friday and rolled over on the interstate 25 miles south of downtown Phoenix.
Authorities say the six people who died were ejected from the bus during the accident.
The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the bus was operated by Tierra Santa Inc. The agency says it told the Van Nuys, Calif.-based company in April that it wasn't authorized to engage in the commercial interstate transportation of passengers.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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