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UPDATE: 11:20 a.m.
Five students and three chaparones are among the dead after a FedEx delivery truck collided with a tour bus carrying high school students to a college visit yesterday evening.
Both the driver of the FedEx truck and the bus driver were also killed in the crash.
Los Angeles Unified School District officials say they've dispatched a district team to Orland, Calif., to help with Thursday's deadly bus crash.
LAUSD officials say some of the students on board the tour bus crash are from RFK Community Schools and Manual Arts High in the district. Many of the students onboard were first generation citizens and college hopefuls.
A CHP dispatcher says the bus and truck were on opposite sides of the freeway when the truck crossed a grass median and slammed into the bus, causing an explosion and fire.
Officials said that the impact from the crash could be heard throughout the Orland community.
More than 30 people were injured in the crash.
The Sacramento County Coroner has identified one victim of the crash as 26-year-old Arthur Arzola from Rancho Cucamonga.
Officials say additional victims could take months to identify. They will use dental records to identify each victim, in the case that no dental records exist, DNA tests will be conducted.
One of the students hurt says he is just thankful to be alive. Jonathan Gutierrez tells NBC's "Today" show he was sleeping when the crash happened.
"I like flew from my seat to the seat in front of me, and that caused the cut on my eyebrow. And then from there, I realized we were in a bad accident and the entire aisle was full of smoke. And that's when students were trying to escape the tour bus," Guttierrez said.
Many of the more than 40 students on board escaped through a window that someone had kicked open.
The National Transportation Safety Board has a representative en route to the crash scene from Los Angeles, and "Go Team" is also flying in from Washington, D.C.,
The NTSB's Mark Rosekind said:
"When we get there, the two things that we're look at. One, we're going to be investigating the human, the machine and the environment. And what's critical for us, especially in highway accidents, is for us to collect perishable information. The kind of information that goes away very quickly."
The L.A. representative is expected to arrive around 9:30 this morning. It will be sometime late this morning or early this afternoon before the "Go Team" from back East arrives.
Governor Jerry Brown is mourning those who have lost their lives in the crash.
Brown has released a statement saying he and his wife Anne "extend our heartfelt and deep sympathies to the families, friends and loved ones of those who died in the tragic accident near Orland."
FedEx spokeswoman Shea Leordeanu says the company will cooperate with all agencies that are involved.
"FedEx is cooperating fully with the authorities as they conduct their investigation," she said.
The Tour bus was taking a number of Los Angeles-area high-school students to Humboldt State University for Saturday's preview day.
According to the CHP, the driver of the semi-truck was heading southbound when they crossed the center divider and crashed head on into the bus heading north.
The CHP said the passengers on the bus were students from the Southern California area coming to Northern California to visit colleges.
All lanes of I-5 were shut down at the time of the crash and emergency crews remain on scene.
Both southbound and northbound lanes have re-opened.