Bus carrying prisoners involved in a West Texas fatal crash


Prisoners and three corrections officers has been killed in West Texas, as the bus carrying them crashed into train tracts below killing an unspecified number of people.

Department of Public Safety trooper Shawn Baxter, who is en route to the scene west of Odessa near Penwell, could not confirm details Wednesday morning, but said it was a fatal accident.bustm

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the DPS reported that a train may have collided with the bus or been struck by it after the bus fell from the overpass.

A spokeswoman says Medical Center Hospital in Odessa is treating five patients had no more information.

Clark says the bus was traveling from Abilene to El Paso with 12 prisoners and three officers.

PENWELL, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officials confirmed the accident.


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