UPDATE: Wrong-way driver crashed head on with Andrews ISD bus, no students among 3 dead


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UPDATE: As of 10:36 p.m. Nov. 19, 2021

Our sister station in Odessa has confirmed another adult on the Andrews bus has died, bringing the total number of deaths to three.

According to DPS Trooper Justin Baker, the driver of a Ford F-350 that collided with an Andrews ISD bus was pronounced dead at the scene. Two adults aboard the lead Andrews ISD bus have died. One aboard the bus died on the scene, the other was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital and died after arriving.

BIG SPRING, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — No students on the Andrews ISD band bus involved in a fiery crash Friday are among two who died, but 13 have been hospitalized, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

In a news conference Friday night, DPS says a Ford F-350 was driving the wrong way on Interstate 20 when it collided head on with an Andrews ISD bus that was carrying band members to a playoff football game in Sweetwater.

A second Andrews ISD bus was also involved in the crash and sustained minor damage, but a third was not involved in the accident.

DPS says the driver of the Ford F-350 that caught fire after the crash was pronounced dead at the scene.

An adult on the first Andrews ISD bus was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

DPS says two students from the first bus were also airlifted and are currently in critical but stable condition.

There were 11 students and one other adult from the second bus who were also hospitalized with minor injuries, DPS says.

The identities of those killed have not yet been released, as DPS awaits next of kin notification.

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