Bus Crash Leaves 2 Dead and Dozens Hurt on Texas Highway

IRVING, Texas – Rescue crews are on the scene where a charter bus crashed on northbound State Highway 161 near North Belt Line Road in Irving.

The bus is overturned on its side and rescue crew members are currently pulling out trapped passengers. Other passengers are being treated at an area to the side of the wreckage. Both northbound and southbound lanes of 161 have been shut down.

“All I really saw from the distance was a bunch of smoke,” said a witness who was driving on the southbound lanes of 161. “The bus must have hit something, turned on its side, crashed and slid all the way to the guardrail.”

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