2 dead, 3 others hurt in TX school bus crash

Posted at 10:58 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 10:58:27-04

Authorities say two students are dead and two others are hurt after a school bus overturned on a highway in Houston, NBC NEWS reports.

Houston Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans confirmed one fatality at the scene of the accident Tuesday morning. Evans provided no information about that person.

A Houston Independent School District statement says the bus driver and four students have been taken to hospitals. District officials had no information on the conditions of the injured.

The bus was bound for Furr High School.

Images from the scene show the wrecked school bus on its side, with vehicle pieces scattered nearby. Authorities have provided no information on the cause of the crash or whether other vehicles were involved.

Houston operates the largest public school district in Texas with about 215,000 students.