AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and dozens more injured when a Texas prison bus collided with a pickup truck in central Texas on Friday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said.
The driver of the pickup truck died in the collision in Gustine, the department said in a statement.
The bus was carrying 31 offenders and two correctional officers. All were being transported from the scene with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, the department said.
The injured were being taken to area hospitals as well as a prison infirmary unit.
A picture of the incident, which took place about 120 miles north of Austin, posted on the website of local TV station KWTX showed a bus perched on its side just off the roadway.
Reporting by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Leslie Adler
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