An official with Union Pacific confirmed that the crash occurred just after 4 p.
At a press conference Friday night, Fire Chief Russell Marshall said that when first responders arrived, the year-old male Athens Middle School student was found deceased. A 9-year-old girl was alive, and was trapped inside the bus.
She was removed by first responders using heavy extrication equipment. She is listed as critical but stable, Morris said. Marshall confirmed that there were no arms or lights at the Cream Level Road intersection where the wreck happened; he said that there were only signs at the crossing. He said the train was westbound on bus boy in Athens tonight tracks when it collided with the southbound bus.
He thanked the first responders and all others who responded to the scene. He said the school district will fully cooperate with the investigation as it goes forward.
Stiles also added, " I have already heard from many, many superintendents and counselors offering to help, and they will be here on Monday when the kids get back to school. An official from the Union Pacific Railroad said that their employees were not injured in the wreck.
The official said that an outward-facing camera on the train will be checked to see how the crash happened, bus boy in Athens tonight she said Union Pacific will work with law enforcement during the investigation.
We are definitely keeping them in our thoughts tonight.Ladyboy One
They transported one of the patients who was injured. It is with great sorrow that we confirm one of our precious middle school students lost his life today when a district school bus collided with a train in Athens.
The bus driver was transported by ambulance. No other students were on the bus. We ask that you join with us in humbly praying for their families.
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The bus driver was found outside the bus, and he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Stiles said that the driver has been with the school system for about one year.Escorts In Vernon
A prayer vigil is being held tonight ttonight the victims of the wreck. The school system has canceled all school activities for Friday night.
Athens ISD released a statement on the crash Friday: Marshall said that law enforcement and firefighters will remain at the scene through the night. Copyright KLTV. Athend rights reserved.