2 Girls Dead After Bus Goes Off Freeway

2 other students injured in Houston accident
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 15, 2015 10:37 AM CDT
The bus went off a freeway in Houston.   (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP)

(Newser) – A horrific accident involving a school bus in Houston has left two students dead and two others injured, along with the driver, reports KHOU. The bus plunged off a freeway overpass after being hit by another vehicle, say police. Only the four students—two boys and two girls—and driver were aboard at the time. Both of the girls were killed. The woman driving the car that hit the bus told police that she did so because a car next to her started drifting into her lane.

Police think the bus driver then over-corrected and went off the 610 South Loop overpass. The car's driver has been detained but not charged, reports the Houston Chronicle. The bus had been headed to Furr High School, which is also home to REACH Charter High School. Ages of the victims haven't been released. (Read more school bus stories.)

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