ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A university recruiter was identified Friday as one of 10 people who died in a fiery crash that occurred when a FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a freeway median and slammed into a bus carrying high school students in California.
Arthur Arzola, 26, of Rancho Cucamonga was pronounced dead at a Sacramento hospital, coroner’s officials said. None of the other people killed have been named.
Arzola was one of three adult chaperones killed on Thursday while accompanying 40 students from Southern California to Humboldt State University.
Arzola was an admissions counselor for the Northern California university who lived and recruited students in the Los Angeles area.
In his online bio for the job, he called himself thoughtful, compassionate and friendly, and said he liked to walk on the beach when he visited Humboldt.
A university statement praised him for his passionate commitment to helping low-income and first-generation students get into college.
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