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10 Die After Prison Bus Collides With Train

by Kent Masterson - The Oregon Herald Wednesday January 14, 2015    12:07 PM

PENWELL, Texas - A bus carrying three corrections officers and 12 prisoners fell from an overpass in West Texas and crashed onto train tracks below, leaving ten people dead.

he bus was carrying 12 inmates and three corrections officers from a lockup in Abilene to another in El Paso, the Criminal Justice Department said. "It's with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of those killed and injured this morning in a tragic accident. Their loved ones will be in our thoughts and prayers," Brad Livingston, executive director of the Criminal Justice Department, said in a statement.

A spokesperson for the Union Pacific Railroad Co. says a Union Pacific train was involved in the crash and the company is still assessing the damage. He said there were no injures to the train crew.

A hospital representative said four of the injured were in critical condition and one was in serious condition.

The accident occurred when the bus "left the roadway" and collided with a train.

The bus was traveling from a prison facility in Abilene to one in El Paso, the department said in a news release.

Photo: 10 Die After Prison Bus Collides With Train
Photo 2: Dashcam Shows Aftermath of Deadly Prison Bus Accident
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