ORLAND, Calif. – Both drivers in the fiery Northern California crash involving a FedEx truck and bus full of students had clean driving records.
FedEx driver Tim Evans and the driver of the chartered bus, Talalelei Lealao-Taiao, were killed along with eight passengers Thursday when the truck veered across the median of Interstate 5 and smashed into the bus.
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles said neither driver had a moving violation, although Lealao-Taiao’s license was briefly suspended in 2004, The Sacramento Bee reported. The reason for the suspension was not immediately clear.
The Glenn County coroner has not released official identifications, but the Bee spoke with a member of Evans’ extended family, and Lealao-Taiao’s employer, Silverado Stages Inc., confirmed her name.
Other than an expression of grief, the company declined to comment, citing…
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