Two Killed in Head-On Bus Collision in Tyler, Texas
TYLER, TX. – According to an online news story reported by dfw.cbslocal.com, two people were killed in a head-on collision with a bus in Tyler, Texas. The bus involved was reportedly carrying students from East Texas who were coming back from a trip to Orlando, Florida. The cause of the accident is still unknown, but officials have identified the victims.*
At approximately 4 a.m. on March 10, a charter bus was carrying students from The Brook Hill School from Orlando back to the school’s location near Tyler. The news report states that 32 people, including 25 students, were on the bus at the time, and they were headed west on an unidentified roadway in Tyler.
The Tyler Police Department states that an eastbound pickup truck left its lane of travel and entered the westbound lane for unknown reasons. The pickup truck then crashed head-on into the bus, causing the bus to veer off the road.
CBS DFW reports that five people on the bus were injured in the accident, including two adults, two students, and the bus driver. They were not identified, but CBS DFW stated that their injuries were minor. They were all taken to a local hospital for treatment.
CBS DFW and police also report that two people in the pickup truck were killed in the collision. The driver of the pickup was identified as a 22-year-old man from Rusk, Texas, and the passenger was identified as a 24-year-old man from Flint, Texas.
Police are still investigating. The head of The Brook Hill School released a statement after the accident, saying the school was “deeply saddened by the lives lost.”
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