Investigators at the scene are trying to glean any additional information they can about a fatal Houston bus accident. To avoid it, she swerved to the right and hit the driver’s side of the bus.
Senties said the woman was detained by police, but no citations or charges have been filed against her. There were four students, two girls and two boys, aboard the bus.
Furr High School is also known as REACH Charter High School, which is a dropout recovery school. 23% of those killed were traveling by an adult driver but only 1% were traveling by school bus.
School district officials identified the driver as Louisa Pacheco.
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A man is waking up behind bars after allegedly hitting his mother with his vehicle and crashing into several drivers as he attempted to get away from police. The district confirmed a second female student died after being taken to a hospital.
Two girls and two boys were on the bus, which was heading to Furr High School, officials said.
Houston operates the largest public school district in Texas with about 215,000 students. One was pronounced dead at the scene while the other died from her injuries later at the hospital. The bus, a 2008 model, was equipped with seat belts and security cameras.
The wreck occurred about 7 a.m. on the eastbound frontage road of the South Loop near Telephone Road, according to the Houston Police Department.
Since 2004, NHTSA found, 106 people overall, both children and adults, have been killed while riding in or driving a school bus. Records show that the bus was last inspected in July, the district said. Footage from CCTV cameras inside the bus are being reviewed as part of the investigation, the district said.
Trustee Juliet Stipeche echoed this, saying the board was sending its “condolences to the families”.