Coalinga, CA Van Crash Kills 7, May 1997
CRASH KILLS 7 BUDDHISTS.
Coalinga, Calif. - A van filled with Buddhist monks visiting from Thailand crashed after it was apparently blown off a freeway by a passing truck, killing seven people and injuring seven.
The van was on its way Monday night from the San Francisco Bay area to North Hollywood with 12 monks and two laymen.
Eleven of the monks were visiting from Thailand to help prepare for a celebration of a temple opening in Fremont.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania 1997-05-21
Listing of Casualties
PHRA KLUEN KHAKKHARO, all of Thailand.
AMORN BANLANGKUL, 33, of North Hollywood.