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Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

HOUSTON/April 1, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving — highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein wouldn’t … Continue reading Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

NTSB to begin probe of Texas bus-truck crash that killed 13

UVALDE, Texas/March 30, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Federal investigators are getting their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision involving a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members onboard the bus. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported the lone bus survivor remains hospitalized in critical … Continue reading NTSB to begin probe of Texas bus-truck crash that killed 13

Train hits bus, killing 3; rescuers cut through wreckage

BILOXI, Miss./March 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks and leaving at least three people dead, authorities said. Rescuers spent more than an hour removing passengers, cutting through the bus’s heavily damaged frame to extract the last … Continue reading Train hits bus, killing 3; rescuers cut through wreckage