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On Wednesday morning a Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus transporting twelve prisoners and three Corrections officers in West Texas skidded off of an icy highway overpass and down an embankment; colliding with a moving freight train. The lives of eight prisoners and two corrections officers were lost. The five others were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries unknown.
From New York Post:
The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice Wednesday morning when the Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus left the roadway just west of Odessa, according to Ector County Sheriff Mark Donaldson.