Train Collides With School Bus In Athens, Injuries Reported
According to the Monitor Newspaper, a train and school bus collided on Murchison Street in Athens, and injuries were reported. The accident happened around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon (Jan. 25).
Athens ISD released a statement confirming that one middle school student has died and another was careflighted to Children's Hospital in Dallas. The driver was also injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
KLTV reported that an official from the Union Pacific Railroad said no employees were hurt in the collision. An outward-facing camera installed on the train will help understand what happened, and UPR is working with local law enforcement in the investigation.
Athens ISD canceled all school activities for the evening.