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Police: Driver in deadly crash owned tour bus

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Authorities say the driver of a tour bus that crashed into the back of a semi-truck, killing at least seven people, was one of the owners of the company.

California Highway Patrol Officer Stephanie Hamilton tells the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs (http://desert.sn/2ekf1LI ) that the driver was an owner of USA Holiday, based near Los Angeles.

Authorities say the bus may have been coming from a casino.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the company has one vehicle and one driver. Records show it had no crashes and one inspection in the two years before Oct. 22 and had a satisfactory safety rating.

A phone message left for the company wasn't immediately returned.

A Facebook message from USA Holiday said it didn't have much information about the crash.

The company posts on social media about trips leaving the Los Angeles area to casinos around the Coachella Valley and Las Vegas.

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