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Three victims identified in Andrews ISD bus crash

Out of the 25 students on the bus, 13 were transported to local hospitals in the area.
Credit: Tessa Jean Wert

HOWARD COUNTY, Texas —

UPDATE: The Texas Department of Transportation has released the official crash report from the bus accident. The report confirms many of the details the initial Texas Department of Public Safety report revealed.

The Ford F350 driven by Nathan Haile was traveling the wrong way on I-20 when it hit the first bus, full of Andrews High School band members, head on.

Marc Boswell, who was driving the first bus, attempted to swerve out of the truck’s way before they collided. The truck then hit the second bus before coming to a stop.

Haile, Boswell and band director Darin Johns all died in the wreck. 

The report states toxicology results are pending, as well as further investigation.

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The three people killed in the Andrews ISD bus crash have been identified by Texas DPS. 

59-year-old Nathan Haile of Midland, 69-year-old Marc Boswell of Andrews and 53-year-old Darin Johns of Andrews are the names of the victims killed in the fatal crash.

Marc Boswell was the driver of the Andrews ISD school bus, and Darin Johns was the director of the school band. 

Out of the 25 Andrews High School students, 2 students were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock with incapacitating injuries.

11 more were transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring with non-incapacitating injuries. The remaining 12 students were not injured. 

One of the passengers of the Andrews ISD bus , 53-year-old Karen Johns of Andrews, was transported to SMMC with non-incapacitating injuries. 

The initial investigation revealed that a 2016 Ford F-350 Truck, driven by Nathan Haile, was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-20 for unknown reasons. 

Both the Andrews ISD bus and a 2018 Freightliner bus were traveling in that eastbound lane of I-20 when the F-350 hit the school bus and the Freightliner bus. 

The F-350 caught on fire after impact and the Freightliner bus also had minor damage.

We will continue to update this story as we receive more information. 

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