Archive for Sunday, June 9, 2002

At least two dead after Greyhound bus crashes into tractor-trailer in central Texas

June 9, 2002

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— A Greyhound bus crashed into a tractor-trailer on a central Texas interstate Sunday, killing at least two passengers and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.

The bus was headed east on Interstate 20 from Dallas to Los Angeles when it rear-ended the tractor-trailer, Mitchell County Sheriff's Department deputy Darrell Campbell said.

He said the cause of the crash wasn't immediately known, but the weather was clear when it happened near Colorado City, about 200 miles west of Dallas.

"I know there were some fatalities, but I am not sure on a number," he said. "There were a lot of injured people."

Lynn Brown, a spokeswoman for Greyhound Bus in Dallas, said at least 22 of the 35 passengers on the bus were being treated for injuries. She said she had been told as many as four people were dead.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Abilene, Sweetwater, Colorado City and Lubbock for treatment, and the families of the victims were being notified, Brown said.

"Our first priority is to make sure the victims and their families are taken care of," she said.

Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation. The company has more than 18,000 daily departures from 2,600 cities across the country.

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