Fatal Bus Wreck Carrying Students

3-29-06 - The Department of Public Safety says two students from Beaumont died Wednesday in a charter bus wreck in southeast Texas.

Trooper Richard Vasser confirms two students from Beaumont were killed in the mid-afternoon crash during rainy conditions. DPS says the accident happened on Highway 90, about four miles east of Devers. Authorities say the bus was carrying members of the Beaumont West Brook High School girl’s soccer team.

The bus, believed to be hauling 22 girls, two coaches and a driver was bound for Humble for a soccer playoff game. Devers is about 60 miles northeast of Houston.