14 Killed In Texas Bus Crash

By: KXII Staff
By: KXII Staff

SHERMAN, Texas - Authorities say a bus has run off the highway 75 northbound at Park Street in Sherman, killing at least 14 people and injuring at least 29 others.

At least 19 of those injured have been taken to Wilson N. Jones hospital in Sherman, according to hospital CEO Pat Flynn. At last check two of those patients were in the operating room.

Authorities say Texoma Medical Center has four critical patients and six injured, and several other injured patients have been taken to Parkland Hospital, Baylor Hospital, John Peter Smith Hospital, Presbyterian in Allen, the Medical Center of McKinney, as well as Wilson N. Jones and TMC.

The condition of the other patients is not known at this time.

Wilson N. Jones officials say the passengers were on a bus affilliated with Angel Tours. That bus was reportedly chartered by Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church out of Houston, but we're told several other churches were also involved in the trip. The group was headed to Carthage, Missouri for a pilgrimage called "Marian Days".

Lt. Robert Fair with the Sherman Police Department confirms there were "multiple fatalities" at U.S. 75 northbound at Park Avenue in Sherman.

Fair says the bus had 55 people onboard, and crashed around 12:45 a.m. Friday.

He said it had possibly "blew a tire."

Crews at the scene report the driver is still alive.

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