8 Killed, 44 Injured in Charter Bus Crash
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A charter bus crashed in South Texas on Saturday morning, leaving eight people dead and 44 injured, officials told The Associated Press.
The wreck happened just before 11:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 83, about 46 miles north of Laredo, officials told AP.
Seven people died at the scene, and one more died at a hospital, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Conrad Hein told AP. The driver survived.
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"The driver of the bus lost control and rolled over," Hein told the news agency.
The National Transportation Safety Board will begin investigating the wreck Sunday morning, AP said.
Hein told AP that it was raining Saturday morning but he was not sure the rain caused the crash.
The OGA Charters bus was on its way to a casino in Eagle Pass, Webb County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ricardo Rangel told the Laredo Morning Times.
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