At least one killed, several injured in Houston school bus crash

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 9:19 AM

(Reuters) - A school bus carrying four children hit another vehicle and veered off a Houston highway, killing one student and injuring the others, according to the city's fire department.

Four people were hospitalized, including the bus driver, a Houston Fire Department spokesman said.

A female passenger did not survive the crash, which occurred as the bus was taking the students to Furr High School, the Houston Independent School District said in a statement.

The other students on board were seriously injured, it said. There was no information on the condition of the driver.

Video footage from the scene indicated the bus may have been on an overpass and broke through a guardrail, sending it airborne. It then appeared to hit an embankment.

"We are deeply saddened by this tragedy and the loss of one of our students," Houston Independent School District Superintendent Terry Grier said.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Doina Chiacu)