A charter bus headed to a casino crashed in far South Texas on Saturday, killing eight people and injuring 44 others in a one-vehicle rollover.
According Fox News, “Seven people died at the scene on U.S. Highway 83 about 46 miles north of Laredo and another died later at a Laredo hospital, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Conrad Hein said”.
"The driver of the bus lost control and rolled over," Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Conrad Hein said. Hein said the driver was among the survivor.
According to NBC News, “The crash is under investigation and Hein could not immediately give more details about what caused the crash”.
The crash on northbound 83 in Webb County near the border with Mexico occurred at around 11:26 a.m. (local time).
The National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday night it was sending a team to also investigate the wreck. They were expected to arrive Sunday.
Webb County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ricardo Rangel told the Laredo Morning Times the bus belonged to OGA Charters was headed to a casino in Eagle Pass, about 125 miles northwest of Laredo.
"I extend my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of the individuals who lost their lives and those who were injured in this tragic accident," Webb County Sheriff Martin Cuellar said in a statement.
No further details on the victims were available.