Oldham County, Texas Charter Bus Crash Kills 1, Leaves Multiple Injured
A charter bus returning from a business convention in Atlanta, Georgia, crashed along Interstate 40 in Oldham County, Texas, yesterday morning, tragically killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others.
Herrera Coaches Bus Crashed in Lane Closed for Construction
The September 30th accident occurred around 7:15 a.m., as 26 people were aboard the 2019 MCI Charter Bus owned by Herrera Coaches, Inc heading west on I-40 towards Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver somehow drove into a lane that was closed for construction near Vega, traveled through several traffic cones, and hit multiple concrete overpass support beams stored on the side of the road.
The bus driver, a 71-year-old man from Albuquerque, was pronounced dead at the scene. He had apparently joined the trip when the bus stopped in Elk City, Oklahoma, to change drivers.
18 Passengers Injured, 3 Seriously
Eighteen passengers were hurt, including 13 treated for minor injuries at a hospital in Hereford. Three seriously injured passengers and five with non-life-threatening injuries were taken to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo.
It’s not clear if any of the victims are still hospitalized.
The remaining passengers waited at Christ Community Church in Vega until a charter bus supplied by a Lubbock company arrived to return them to Albuquerque.
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