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(NEW YORK) — A school bus carrying a group of high school cheerleaders from a football game collided with an 18-wheeler in West Texas late Friday night, leaving some passengers in critical condition.

According to KMID, an ABC affiliate in Odessa, Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a collision on Interstate 20 in Howard County involving an Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District bus and an 18-wheeler. The DPS identified the passengers as cheerleaders.

 A spokesperson at Scenic Mountain Center in Big Spring, told ABC News early Saturday morning it received 11 passengers, “a couple” of whom are in critical condition. The condition of the others was “undetermined.”

KMID reported that the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 are closed off as troopers investigate.

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