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One Dead in Texas Bus Accident

May 27, 2002

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MARSHALL, Texas (AP) _ A tour bus returning to Dallas veered off the road and slammed into a grove of trees, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, officials said.

Marshall EMS coordinator Ronnie Morton said three or four passengers suffered life-threatening injuries.

Tom Vinger, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said the 47-passenger bus was nearly full.

The accident occurred on Interstate 20 just before 7 p.m. about three miles west of Marshall, which is about 140 miles east of Dallas.

The bus was returning from Shreveport, La.

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