A high school track coach was killed and 18 members of the team were injured in a horrific bus crash in eastern Texas last night (Thursday).
The Mount Pleasant High School boys track team was struck by an 18-wheeler, which had veered into oncoming traffic, and tossed into a ditch. The truck then slammed head-on into a car that was driven by an assistant coach of the girls' track team, killing her immediately. The driver of the truck was also killed.
A coach on the bus and one team member had to be airlifted to the hospital. 18 other students on board the bus were also hospitalized. The girls' team was travelling on a separate bus which was several behind them and not involved in the crash.