3 Galveston ISD buses involved in chain-reaction crash near La Marque

GALVESTON COUNTY – All mainlanes are now open after two major crashes, including one involving two Galveston ISD school buses on I-45 near Galveston on Saturday, according to Houston TranStar.

One crash, which happened on the southbound lanes near Emmett F Lowry Expressway, happened at around 7 a.m. A UPS 18-wheeler struck a divider, hitting two other vehicles, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said.

Another separate crash, involving two Galveston ISD buses, happened shortly after 10:50 a.m.

TxDOT’s Twitter account shared a photo of emergency vehicles at the scene.

Officials say 27 Galveston Ball High School students were onboard, headed to a football game when the buses were involved in a chain-reaction crash.

There were no serious injuries, however, the 27 students and one bus driver were taken to area hospitals.

Authorities say two GISD trucks were also involved in the collision.


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