California Bus Crash: Governor Thanks 'Tireless' Emergency Crews

Image: Jerry Brown on March 8
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a general session at the California Democrats State Convention on March 8.Jae C. Hong / AP

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California Governor Jerry Brown expressed his "gratitude" to first responders in the wake of the deadly bus crash involving high school students on a spring-break visit to Humboldt State University.

"Anne and I extend our heartfelt and deep sympathies to the families, friends and loved ones of those who died in the tragic accident near Orland this evening," he said. "As we mourn the loss of those who died, we join all Californians in expressing our gratitude for the tireless work of the Red Cross and emergency personnel who responded bravely to this terrible tragedy."