Freight Train Struck Into School Bus in Texas: A Student, 13, Killed and Two Injured

Updated On 28 Jan, 2019 Published On

A Union Pacific train slammed into an East Texas' school bus on Friday, January 25, leaving a middle school male student killed. The accident also resulted in the injuries of the bus driver and another student.

According to the Tyler Morning Telegraph report, the accident occurred at approx. 4 p.m. as the bus tried to cross tracks in Athens. Athens, which is a city of 12,700 residents, is 70 miles southeast of Dallas. 

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The student, who was killed during the incident, and the bus driver were 13 years old and 78 years old respectively.

Tbushe bus driver and the female student, who was injured, were taken to the hospital in stable condition for unspecified injuries.

The 9-year-old girl, who attends Central Athens Elementary School, was in critical but stable condition.

According to the school district, no other students were on the bus. Names of the victims were not immediately released.

School Superintendent Blake Stiles said, "My heart is broken for the families".

Authorities are determining the cause of the collision.

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