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Shuttle bus overturns in Texas, killing 1

FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — A shuttle bus transporting contract workers from a Southeast Texas liquid natural gas plant overturned and rolled down a roadside embankment, killing one person and injuring 30 others.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon on the outskirts of Freeport, Texas, more than 50 miles south of Houston.

Freeport Police Chief Ray Garivey says the driver told investigators the bus was traveling about 60 mph and was changing lanes when the rear began to fishtail. The driver overcorrected, which sent the bus flipping onto its side and rolling down an embankment. The front of the bus came to rest in a canal.

Garivey says first responders arrived to find passers-by helping workers off the bus.

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