Trucker killed in East Texas wreck with school bus
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a truck driver has been killed in a three-vehicle wreck involving an East Texas school bus.
Officials with the Lufkin Independent School District say the bus driver and her own three children were in that vehicle when the accident happened Monday afternoon on U.S. 59. District spokeswoman Sheila Adams says all four people on the bus were transported to a hospital to be checked out, as a precaution.
The name of the 18-wheeler driver who died wasn’t immediately released. Another truck was also involved in the accident. Details were not immediately released on whether the driver in the second truck required medical attention.
The Texas Department of Public Safety says hazardous materials crews cleaned up a flammable liquid that spilled from one of the rigs.