Officials said federal authorities are investigating a charter bus crash in far-south Texas that killed eight people and injured 44 more in a single-vehicle rollover.
Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Conrad Hein said seven people died at the scene on Saturday morning on US Highway 83, about 46 miles north of Laredo, and another died at a hospital.
He said, “The driver of the bus lost control and rolled over. Everything’s real preliminary right now.”
Hein said the driver was among the survivors. He did not release the identity of the driver or any passengers.
The trooper said it was raining on Saturday morning. It was uncertain, however, if that was a factor in the crash that occurred just before 11.30am. No other vehicles were in the area at the time
Starting Sunday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to investigate the wreck.
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