By: Chris Yalom | 03-30-2017 | News
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At least 13 died as bus carrying senior adults’ crashes with pickup truck in Texas

A church bus carrying senior adults was returning from a retreat in Uvalde, Texas on Wednesday had a head-on collision with a pickup truck, killing 13 people and injuring two more others.

Traveling at about 12:20 p.m., a Dodge pickup truck veered into the lane of the small passenger bus that was traveling south in its lane.Striking the bus and killing 12 passengers including the bus driver.

Department of Public Safety Lt. Johnny Hernandez confirmed that one woman died later at the San Antonio hospital. One woman survivor remained in “serious but stable” condition. The driver of the dodge truck received medical treatment for his injuries and is in stable condition.

All of the people who died were members of the First Baptist Church choir in New Braunfels, Texas who attended a three-day retreat at Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey, Texas. 

Gov. Greg Abbott has given his condolences for the victim of the accident.

Gov. Abbott and his wife, Cecilia extends their deepest condolences to the victims and the families of those involved in today's tragic event, they are deeply saddened by the loss of life and our hearts go out to all those affected.

The governor his wife thanked the first responders who are working on the scene and asks Texans to join in offering their thoughts and prayers.

The National Transportation Safety Board will be investigating the crash scene.


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