A Hays school bus carrying 44 pre-K students crashed in Bastrop County

A Hays school bus carrying 44 pre-K students crashed in Bastrop County

At least two people, including a child, died Friday afternoon after a Hays school bus carrying 55 people inside, including 44 pre-K students, overturned in western Bastrop County off Texas 21.

The Tom Green Elementary School students were returning from a field trip to the Bastrop County Zoo, according to a statement from the Hays Unified Independent School District. Forty-four students and 11 adults were on board the bus.

The crash occurred at 2751 West Texas 21 near the intersection at Caldwell Road, EMS said on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter.

The bus was westbound on Texas 21 when an eastbound concrete truck swerved into the lane and struck the bus around 2 p.m., said Sgt. Dion Cockrell of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He added that several children got out of the bus.

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