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Saturday
Nov052011

One Killed, 15 Injured in Abilene University Bus Crash

John Foxx/Thinkstock(ABILENE, Texas) -- One person died and several passengers were injured when a bus carrying students and faculty from Abilene Christian University crashed on Friday.

The university confirmed that 16 people from the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences were travelling along U.S. 83 on their way to a children's home in Medina, Texas for weekend mission work when the accident occurred at County Road 234 at about 3:20 p.m.

The bus hit a concrete culvert and rolled over killing a 19-year-old student and injuring 15 people, some who were ejected from the vehicle. The student was pronounced dead at the scene while the injured were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Members of the university community attended a prayer service on Friday evening at the university's Beauchamp Amphitheater.

"This is not a night for explaining things, but it is a night to remember things," said Dr. Mark Hamilton, associate dean of the Graduate School of Theology.  "God weeps with us more than we know, and God will have to straighten this out."

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