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Cheerleader bus caught in chain reaction collision

(Cheerleaders suffer minor injuries)…Others were shaken up Friday night.

The cheerleaders were on a bus, returning to San Diego after their football team played a game against the Central Spartans. The California Highway Patrol says at 11:30 Friday night the bus was at the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate 8, between Campo and Pine Valley. They say a number of vehicle were in line to be inspected. A 40-year-old Arizona woman driving a Kia-Sedona approached the line at near freeway speed. The CHP says the woman apparently had issues with her cruise control, and she ran into the vehicle in front of her. This caused a chain reaction, pushing vehicles into the cheerleader’s chartered bus. None of the West Hills High School Cheerleaders were seriously injured. Several, however, were taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. The collision closed the Interstate for two hours to allow for clean up of debris and investigation of the incident. No other serious injuries were reported in any of the vehicles involved.