Provided by KTXS Abilene
BALLINGER, Texas -- At least one person is dead and multiple serious injuries have been confirmed in a major accident involving an Abilene Christian University bus with about 15 agricultural students on board Friday afternoon.
The website associated with the San Angelo Standard-Times has reported that two people have died in the crash, according to Tom Green County Emergency Coordinator Ron Perry.
Sparky Dean, senior trooper with Department of Public Safety, said he did not know whether any fatality involved an ACU student or driver – or whether it was possibly a driver or passenger in another vehicle involved in the accident.
Numerous injuries are being treated at the Ballinger Memorial Hospital, a hospital spokesman told KTXS News. Off-duty nurses have been called in to help with the influx of injured from the accident, a spokesman said.
The spokesman said the scene at the Ballinger hospital was extremely busy handling the injuries.
According to ACU officials, the accident occurred about or after 3:30 p.m. on Highway 83 in southern Runnels County, near the county line with Concho County.
The accident is believed to be about 65 miles south of Abilene and 10 miles south of Ballinger and north of Paint Rock, which lies in Concho County.
The Department of Public Safety has released this list of people involved in the ACU bus crash in Runnels County that claimed one life Friday.