Train-school bus crash leaves Texas student dead

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Published: Jan. 25, 2019 at 6:11 PM CST
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A middle school student died Friday when a Union Pacific train hit a school bus at a crossing in Athens, the Athens ISD confirmed.

A second student, a girl who attends Central Athens Elementary School, was flown by helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Dallas, the district said.

The bus driver was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

“We ask that you join with us in humbly praying for their families,” the district said in a statement.

No other students were aboard the bus.

The crash occurred just after 4 p.m. at the Murchison Street crossing in Athens.