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At least 10 killed in Texas when prison bus strikes train

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The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says eight prisoners and two corrections officers were killed when the bus in which they were riding skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas this morning. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says eight prisoners and two corrections officers were killed when the bus in which they were riding skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas this morning.
ODESSA, Texas -

Two corrections officers and eight prisoners were killed when their bus skidded off an icy highway overpass and collided with a moving train just west of Odessa, Texas.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus was carrying a total of 12 prisoners and three corrections officers at the time of the accident. Dashcam video from a passing car shows the train shortly after it had come to a stop down the tracks from the initial impact.

Officials say the bus was traveling west on Interstate 20 when it hit an icy spot, careened off the overpass, slid down an embankment and slammed into the side of the moving train.

The bus was transporting the inmates from a prison in Abilene to another lockup in El Paso. 

At least five others, an officer and four prisoners, were taken the hospital in serious or critical condition.

The train was not a passenger train, and no one on it was injured.

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