(LAREDO, Texas) — The death toll in a rural Webb County, Texas, bus accident has gone up to nine.
According to the medical examiner’s office in Webb County on Sunday, eight women and one man were confirmed dead, and dozens more were injured.
The charter bus was carrying about 50 people when it overturned going north on Highway 83 on Saturday.
Corinne Stern, the chief medical examiner in Webb County, said at a news conference Sunday it was the most “horrific” rollover accident she’s seen in a decade.
“The bus did turn on its side and several people were ejected or came out of the vehicle,” she said.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.
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