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School bus crash on I-20 in Big Spring kills 3, injures 14

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Nov 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-20 21:51:10-05

Three people were killed and at least 14 were injured in a major crash involving a school bus on Interstate 20 in Big Spring, The Texas Department of Public Safety said on Friday.

Texas DPS said the crash occurred in the eastbound lanes of I-20 near mile marker 179. The bus was carrying members of the Andrews ISD marching band to a playoffs game scheduled for 7 p.m. against Springtown High School, according to the Andrews County Sheriff's Office.

"There are injuries reported in the accident and those with injuries have been transported to local hospitals," said the Andrews County Sheriff's Office. "The remaining students and passengers have been transported to the Big Spring ATC."

Parents of students involved in the crash are now being allowed to contact and pick up their students. Any parents not able to drive to their students will be provided transportation, said the Andrews County Sheriff's Office.

"Our hearts go out to those who were injured or lost their lives in the bus crash in Big Spring, and we grieve for the families of those taken too soon," Gov. Abbott. "The Texas Department of Public Safety is working closely with local officials to investigate this accident, and the State of Texas is ready to provide any additional resources and support needed to Andrews ISD, Big Spring, and those affected by this tragedy. I thank the first responders who rushed to the scene to help those involved in the crash, and I ask Texans to join me and Cecilia in prayer for those involved in this horrific accident."