At least 3 killed in fiery I-20 crash involving Andrews ISD bus

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Photo shows Andrews High School bus crash on Interstate 20

The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people were killed in a crash involving a school bus on Interstate 20 Friday.

BIG SPRING, Texas (KMID/KXAN) — The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least three people were killed in a crash involving a school bus and a pickup truck on Interstate 20 Friday.

Texas DPS says the crash happened in the eastbound lanes of the highway near mile marker 179.

Sister station KMID reports a Texas DPS spokesman confirmed one of the deceased was the driver of a Ford F-350 that collided with the Andrews ISD bus. Additionally, two adults who were aboard the school bus died.

KMID says 11 students and another adult on the bus were taken to a hospital in Big Spring, where they are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

KMID also reports University Medical Center in Lubbock confirmed at least three people from the crash were taken to that hospital for treatment.

Photo shows Andrews High School bus crash on Interstate 20
The Texas Department of Public Safety says two people were killed in a crash involving a school bus on Interstate 20 Friday.

According to a photo on Facebook, the school bus belongs to Andrews ISD, and comments made on the post say the bus was carrying members of the band to a playoff football game in Sweetwater. Andrews ISD has also confirmed the bus was carrying members of its marching band.

The game between Andrews and Springtown has been postponed after the crash, according to KTAB/KRBC in Abilene.

Andrews ISD says, “Administrators are working to serve the needs of our students and their families.”

A vehicle involved in the crash appeared to be on fire based on a Facebook photo.

Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason said from information he has received, the school bus rolled during the crash. Thomason says the Big Spring Fire Department responded to the crash, and multiple ambulances are on the scene as well.

“Just asking folks to pray for all those who are involved,” Thomason said.

Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement after the crash Friday night, saying:

“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. 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.”

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