The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported that two individuals lost their lives while ten other people were injured in a chain reaction crash involving a bus and a flatbed trailer on Interstate 10 at Weimar, KXAN reported on June 3.
A Transportes del Norte bus was carrying around 30 migrant workers from Mexico on its way to North Carolina when it crashed into the rear of a flatbed trailer at around 12:30 p.m. After the bus-truck collision, other vehicles became entangled in the crash, causing a chain reaction crash.
Houston resident Susan Jamse, whose SUV was hit by the 18-wheeler truck in the series of collisions was able to escape from her vehicle, despite the serious damage it sustained.
People who were hurt in the incident were transported to hospitals in Austin, Columbus, and La Grange.
Sadly, the 31-year-old bus driver, Miguel Angel Tobalina-Gonzalez, and 34-year-old passenger Roman Juan Domicilio, who was sitting behind the driver’s seat, were killed in the accident.
The interstate’s eastbound lanes were closed to public traffic for three hours as maintenance crews cleared the area.