Houston school bus crash kills 2 students, 3 people hurt

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One Dead After School Bus Overturns in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Two students have been killed and three other people are seriously injured after a school bus rolled off a Houston freeway overpass.

A Houston Independent School District statement says a girl died at the scene Tuesday morning, and another student died at a hospital.

The district says two other students and the bus driver were also taken to hospitals with serious injuries.

The bus was bound for Furr High School, which also operates a charter school.

Names of the victims haven't been released.

Officials are investigating the cause of the crash. District spokeswoman Ashley Anthony says the bus apparently drove off an overpass. Guard rails were damaged. The bus rolled and landed on its side.

Houston operates the state's largest public school district with about 215,000 students.

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An emergency personnel looks inside a school bus after the bus went off a Houston freeway and rolled in southeast Houston on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. The Houston Independent School District says a girl died in Tuesday morning’s accident. Emergency responders say the student was dead at the scene. Officials are trying to determine what caused the crash. A district spokeswoman says it appears the bus went off an overpass. (Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle via AP) 

A smashed Houston school bus sign and pens and pencils are scattered on the road where the bus drove off a highway overpass Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Houston. A female student died at the scene of the wreck and a second girl died at a hospital, according to a statement by the Houston Independent School District. Three others seriously injured (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

An overturned Houston school bus is prepared for towing after it drove off a highway overpass Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Houston. A female student died at the scene of the wreck and a second girl died at a hospital, according to a statement by the Houston Independent School District. Three others seriously injured (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Investigators work around a Houston school bus, right, after it drove off a highway overpass Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Houston. A female student died at the scene of the wreck and a second girl died at a hospital, according to a statement by the Houston Independent School District. Three others seriously injured (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Investigators work around a Houston school bus after it drove off a highway overpass Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, inHouston. A female student died at the scene of the wreck and a second girl died at a hospital, according to a statement by the Houston Independent School District. Three others seriously injured (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Investigators work around a Houston school bus, right, after it drove off a highway overpass Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Houston. A female student died at the scene of the wreck and a second girl died at a hospital, according to a statement by the Houston Independent School District. Three others seriously injured (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
An investigator photographs the front of a Houston school bus after it drove off a highway overpass Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Houston. A female student died at the scene of the wreck and a second girl died at a hospital, according to a statement by the Houston Independent School District. Three others seriously injured (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Highway workers look over the broken guard rail where a Houston school bus, right, drove off and flipped Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Houston. A female student died at the scene of the wreck and a second girl died at a hospital, according to a statement by the Houston Independent School District. Three others seriously injured (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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