Houston bus driver thought she was going to die in wreck

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Posted: Sep 16, 2015 1:05 PM
Houston bus driver thought she was going to die in wreck

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston school bus driver says she thought she was going to die as the vehicle plunged off an overpass in a wreck that killed two students.

Luisa Pacheco was discharged Tuesday night from a Houston hospital just hours after the accident when the bus was hit by a car.

Pacheco told KHOU-TV (http://bit.ly/1F2orF5 ) that she was driving and heard something on the left side, but that she didn't remember anything more.

The bus landed on its side, in pieces and with the roof smashed. A female student died at the scene and another died at a hospital.

Two other Houston Independent School District students were hospitalized with serious injuries. District officials on Wednesday declined to release their names or conditions.

Pacheco was treated for cuts and bruises.

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This story has been corrected to show the bus driver's first name is Luisa, not Louisa.

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Information from: KHOU-TV, http://www.khou.com