DPS Says Alcohol A Possible Factor In Levelland ISD Bus Crash
Early Friday morning a Levelland ISD bus was involved in a crash in Terry County. According to KAMC, now the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The Levelland ISD bus was traveling eastbound on FM 211 when the bus collided with a tractor-trailer semi south of Meadow. Fortunately, no children were on board the bus when the collision happened.
According to the Department of Public Safety, the Levelland ISD school bus failed to yield the right of way and collided with the semi in the intersection of FM 211 and Highway 62/82. DPS said that three people sustained minor injuries. According to KAMC, two school employees were on the bus.
KFYO News will have more on this story as details become known. Levelland ISD issued a press release on the accident but gave few details.
At approximately 6:00 a.m. today, August 26, 2022, the Levelland ISD administration was informed that one of its school buses carrying two employees had been involved in an accident involving another vehicle. The school bus was traveling eastbound on FM 211 at the time of the accident. No Levelland ISD students were on the bus or otherwise involved in the incident.
Federal and state privacy laws prohibit the District from disclosing any confidential, personnel, or health information. The District is cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety as it continues its investigation into the accident. Since this is an ongoing investigation, the District will have no further comment at this time.
Levelland ISD asks that we offer our prayers and support for all people involved in this unfortunate accident.