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Houston child killed, grandmother injured in bus crash in Mexico

SAN LUIS POTOSI, MEXICO – A child, identified as Albert Castanon, 10, is among the two people who reportedly died in a bus crash Saturday near San Luis Potosi, Mexico, the family said. Castanon’s grandmother, Margarita Flores, was injured.

Yadira Alvarado, the aunt of Castanon, described him as a “very active, loving little kid."

Alvardo claims Castanon’s mother traveled to San Luis Potosi to identify her son’s body and to began preparing funeral arrangements. The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for the funeral expenses.

According to Mexican media outlets, two people were killed, and at least ten people were injured when a bus traveling from Houston to Mexico crashed at about 9 a.m. due to inclement weather. The bus departed Houston Friday from the Transportes Chavez bus station at 606 Dell Court in north Houston.

“It just looks really bad, the pictures we saw at the beginning, there were people all over the floor," Alvarado said. "It was really bad.”

The injured passengers were moved to hospitals with the help of Mexico’s national guard, according to the Consulate General of Mexico. The consulate is waiting for additional information from Mexican authorities.

It is still unclear how many people were on the bus.

Transportes Chavez refused to answer any questions about the crash.


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