Lanes on Westbound 118 Freeway in Simi Valley Reopened After Charter Bus Crash

Five people were injured in the crash.

All lanes on the westbound 118 Freeway in Simi Valley were closed Tuesday morning after a charter bus and three other vehicles were involved in a crash.

The crash was reported shortly after 9 a.m. on the westbound 118 Freeway at Madera Road, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.

Forty-three people were involved in the crash, including 33 students and seven adults from Bakersfield aboard the bus headed to the Ronald Reagan Library. 

There were five people injured, according to the California Highway Patrol. Those transported to the hospital were back with their classmates by Tuesday afternoon. 

At 10 a.m., CHP Moorpark tweeted that there was an estimated one hour freeway closure. The freeway reopened shortly after noon. 

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