13 Killed in North Texas Bus Crash

Staff Report
The Associated Press

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) - Authorities are correcting their death count from the North Texas bus crash this morning. They now say 13 people have died instead of 14.

Fire Chief Jeff Jones had said that a 14th person died in a hospital, but Sherman Police Lieutenant Robert Fair said later today that it was a miscommunication and only 13 had died.

Authorities say 12 people died at the scene and a 13th person died at a Dallas hospital.  The charter bus carrying a Vietnamese Catholic group to an annual pilgrimage slammed onto its side and then skidded off a freeway early today.

The right front tire of the bus carrying 55 people from Houston to Missouri blew out, but officials were still investigating the cause of the wreck.