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2 killed when bus, tractor-trailer collide in Texas

Published On: Sep 19 2013 12:08:29 PM CDT
Fatal crash
CARTHAGE, Texas (AP) -

An early-morning collision between a passenger bus and a tractor-trailer in East Texas has left two dead and injured at least four others.

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark said the collision occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday just north of the Panola County town of Carthage.

Dark said the bus driver and one passenger were killed in the wreck. Three other passengers were taken to a hospital in Carthage. The driver of the tractor-trailer was airlifted to a Tyler hospital.

She said the bus was traveling from Houston to Chicago.
    
KETK-TV in Tyler reports the El Expreso bus was attempting a U-turn after the driver learned a passenger was left behind at a prior stop. The bus then collided with the truck.