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8 dead, 40 hurt in Texas bus crash

Posted at 3:51 PM, May 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-14 18:51:10-04

An official says eight people have been killed and some 40 injured in a charter bus crash in far South Texas.

Webb County spokesman Larry Sanchez tells the Laredo Morning Times (http://bit.ly/1TgyRnM ) seven people died at the scene on U.S. Highway 83 north of Laredo. An eighth person died later at a hospital.
 
Webb County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ricardo Rangel says the bus, identified as belonging to OGA Charters, originated in the Rio Grande Valley and was headed to a casino in Eagle Pass, about 125 miles northwest of Laredo. The bus company is based in San Juan in Hidalgo County.
 
The fire department described it as a one-vehicle rollover. Firefighters received the call late Saturday morning. By late afternoon, the highway at the scene remained closed.