THREE people were killed and two were critically injured in a “wrong-way” crash where a car rammed into an Andrews ISD bus that was carrying the high school’s marching band.
Texas Authorities said that a Ford-350 was driving the wrong way on I-20 for “unknown reasons” when the vehicle collided with the school bus.
The collision killed the driver of the Ford 350, according to MRT.
The outlet reported that three people on the bus were airlifted to the hospital, with one later dying.
A third person died at the scene of the crash.
Department of Public Safety Sgt. Justin Baker said that 11 students were transported to a Big Spring medical facility for non-life-threatening injuries.
The other two people who were airlifted to the hospital were in “critical but stable condition.”
Neither of the two people who were on the bus and died were students, according to the Department of Public Safety.
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Andrews ISD Superintendent Bobby Azam called the crash “tragic,” but said the community will pull together.
“We’ll get through tonight, but the tough part will be the days to come,” he said.
“Prayers are with those still receiving services and those who have lost loved ones.
“There will be some long days, but we are West Texas and people have already pulled together tonight.”
Authorities have not yet released the names of those who were killed.