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School Bus Carrying Over 40 Pre-K Students Collides With Cement Truck, Two Reported Deaths * 100PercentFedUp.com * by Danielle

NEWS HEADLINES: School Bus Carrying Over 40 Pre-K Students Collides With Cement Truck, Two Reported Deaths * 100PercentFedUp.com * by Danielle

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A school bus in Texas carrying over 40 pre-k students collided with a cement truck, killing at least two individuals.

The cement truck reportedly veered into a school bus returning from a field trip to a zoo.

According to the Associated Press, one boy on the bus and a man in another vehicle died in the incident.

“Numerous law enforcement and emergency crews are currently on the scene in Bastrop County, Texas, due to a major crash on Highway 21 after a school bus collided and crashed into a cement truck, causing the bus to roll over,” Rawsalerts writes.

“Over 40 people are involved in the crash including children, with 32 individuals already transported to a hospital, including both adults and children. Tragically, at least two fatalities have been confirmed, including one child. First responders are urging people to avoid the area.”

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From the Associated Press:

Officials said the bus rolled over on the highway in the rural outskirts of Austin, where a heavy presence of emergency vehicles shut down traffic for hours. The roof of the bus was crumpled, and much of another vehicle nearby was pulverized. Personal items were strewn across the road.

Four people in critical condition were airlifted from the crash site. Six others with potentially serious injuries were transported by ambulance, said Kevin Parker, division chief Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.

An ambulance bus transported about 10 other patients to a children’s hospital with minor injuries, Parker said. Passengers on the bus included 44 students and 11 adults, according to the Hays Consolidated Independent School District.

The child who died “was a precious young boy” who was a pre-K student at Tom Green Elementary School in Buda, according to Eric Wright, school district superintendent. The child’s name was not released.

The Hill reports:

Wright said in addition to the two people who died, 51 others were injured, including the bus driver.

“This is a horrible and tragic day for our school district,” Wright said.

The bus was struck at about 2 p.m. when the concrete truck, which was traveling in the opposite direction, veered into the bus’ lane, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Deon Cockrell said. He added that authorities told him initial information indicated the truck hit the bus head-on, causing it to roll over.

The man who was killed was in a vehicle that either ran into the back of the bus or maybe part of the concrete truck, Cockrell said. There was one person in the truck and one man in the other vehicle. Cockrell didn’t know how fast the vehicles were going. He said the truck driver was cooperating with authorities.

Parents of the students on the bus were notified of the crash and all the children were reunited with their families by the evening, Wright said.





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