Two killed in bus crash on Dallas-area turnpike
(CNN) — A bus taking people to casinos crashed and overturned on a Dallas-area turnpike Thursday morning, killing two people, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel told CNN affiliate KTVT.
Thirty-six people were transported to local hospitals after the one-vehicle crash on President George Bush Turnpike in Irving, said Rusty Wilson, emergency management chief in Irving.
State Trooper Kyle Bradford told CNN affiliate KTVT that one person was “pinned” in the wreckage. That person was removed; his or her condition wasn’t available, Bradford said.
Video from KTVT showed a bus on its side, surrounded by numerous emergency personnel. Traffic on part of the toll road was halted as responders tended to the scene.
The bus, owned by a Dallas-area charter company, was taking people to casinos in Oklahoma, according to Nick Robison with the emergency management office in Irving.