A school bus crash has left two high school students dead and two others along with their bus driver seriously injured, Houston officials said Tuesday.
The crash happened around 7 a.m. after the bus hit and went over a freeway guardrail, flipping onto the road below. A woman driving a Buick next to the bus hit it after thinking a car was driving into her lane, Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties told ABC News.
“The bus driver attempted to over-correct and put it over the overpass,” Senties told reporters of the bus.
the woman was detained by police, but no citations or charges have been filed against her as of now. There were four students, two girls and two boys, aboard the bus at the time of the crash. The students were headed to Furr High School.
One female student died at the scene and the other girl was declared dead at a hospital.
Law enforcement officials shut down a portion of the freeway as they investigated, according to ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and the loss of one of our students,” Houston School District Superintendent Terry Grier said in a statement. “I ask all of the HISD community to join me in praying for all of those involved.”
The condition of those injured was not immediately released.