Houston school bus crash kills 2 students, 3 people hurt

An emergency personnel looks inside a school bus after the bus went off a Houston freeway and rolled in southeast Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The Houston Independent School District says a girl died in Tuesday morning’s accident. Emergency responders say the student was dead at the scene. Officials are trying to determine what caused the crash. A district spokeswoman says it appears the bus went off an overpass. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)
An emergency personnel looks inside a school bus after the bus went off a Houston freeway and rolled in southeast Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The Houston Independent School District says a girl died in Tuesday morning’s accident. Emergency responders say the student was dead at the scene. Officials are trying to determine what caused the crash. A district spokeswoman says it appears the bus went off an overpass. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)
HOUSTON (AP) — A school bus has rolled off a freeway overpass in Houston, killing two students and seriously injuring two others and the driver.

Houston Independent School District released a statement saying a female student died at the scene Tuesday, while another girl died at a hospital.

Houston police spokesman Victor Senties says a car may have hit the bus after swerving to avoid another vehicle, causing the bus driver to overcorrect and go over the overpass. Senties says the investigation is ongoing.

Names and ages of the victims weren’t immediately released. The district says the bus driver and two other students are seriously hurt.

The bus was bound for Furr High School, which also operates a charter school.

Houston operates the largest public school district in Texas with about 215,000 students.

 

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