Middle school student died,another injured in Texas train-bus collision.

23 days ago

Athens news, Texas news.

A boy was killed Friday when a train collided with a school bus in Athens, Texas while another one was airlifted to Children's Medical Center in Dallas.

The collision took place around 4 p.m. Friday when the bus was in a train crossing in Athens, located about 70 miles southeast of Dallas.

In a statement, the Athens school district says an unidentified male middle school student was killed. An unidentified female elementary school student as injured and flown to a Dallas hospital. Her condition was not immediately known.

No other students were on the bus, the district said.

The district said the bus driver, a 78-year-old man who had been driving for the district for about a year, was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance and is in stable condition.

A prayer vigil is being held tonight for the victims of the wreck.