MANOR, Texas (KXAN) — Two Manor Independent School District students were significantly hurt in a two-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning on northbound FM 973 after their pickup truck was hit head-on by another truck.
All-in-all, seven students were in the pickup that was hit — including three students who were in the bed of the pickup, police said.
Two students were taken to local hospitals: one by air in a Star Flight helicopter and the other by ambulance. The driver of the second pickup was also taken to the hospital in an ambulance. All three had serious injuries, according to Austin-Travis County EMS.
Five students refused treatment and appeared to be OK. Both students taken to the hospital have “significant injuries,” the Manor Police Department said, but they did not give their condition.
The crash occurred around 2 a.m. on FM 973, just north of its intersection with U.S. Highway 290.
Police also believe alcohol could have played a role in the cause of the crash. In an update Tuesday afternoon, MPD said the driver of the truck occupied by the Manor ISD students, who is also a student themselves, was arrested on a DWI charge.
The other driver was also arrested on an intoxication assault charge, according to police.
Manor ISD released a statement on Tuesday morning, saying in part: “Our thoughts and hearts are with our extended MISD families. We are deploying our Manor ISD trauma crisis team to Manor Senior High School to support our scholars and staff.”