Texas Bus Crash Leaves 8 Dead, Dozens Injured

A charter bus rolled over on Highway 83 on its way to the Kickapoo Casino in Eagle Pass.
2:01 | 05/15/16

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It's the kind of weekend outing millions of Americans have enjoyed. This time, it turned fatal. Scores of people were on the way to a casino when their bus crashed. Eight are dead. 40 injured. Lauren list syster is in Laredo, Texas. Reporter: The majority of the more than 40 hurt passengers have been treated at this hospital. They thought they would end up at a casino yesterday. They were headed this on a tour bus. Tragedy struck. Taking them on this devastating detour. This morning, eight passengers killed on this charter bus. More than 40 hospitalized. A collapsed ceiling. Smashed seats are what's left of it after losing control on a Texas highway, rolling over. Just about 11:30 in the morning on Saturday in a rural area of southern Texas, 46 miles from Laredo when the driver no longer had commanded a the vehicle flipped. Everything is very preliminary for us. As far as the contributing fa facto factors. He lost control of the bus. Reporter: Seven people died at the scene. One dying later at the hospital. 44 people were hurt. So many, they had to be taken to three nearby hospitals. A lot of people are not restrained. Objects become projectiles. People become projectiles. Reporter: Every week end, buses like this one pack full and head to casinos around the current. Last year, nine passengers were hurt when this tour bus in new York smashed into a building. And in February, this bus heading to a Connecticut casino flipped in the snow on its way from New York, injuring dozens. And the federal government is now involved in this Texas crash. A team from the ntsb is expected to arrive here today to investigate the wreck and look at if the weather played a role. Paula? That's the big question, Lauren. Thank you.

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