Hays CISD releases video of deadly bus crash

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By journalsofus.com

Video footage from a Hays CISD bus shows the moments leading up to a fatal crash that occurred on March 22, 2024 (Photo: Hays CISD)

BUDA, Texas (KXAN) – Hays Consolidated Independent School District released video of the Collision between a concrete truck and a school bus which left two dead and several injured on Friday, March 22.

The crash occurred between a Hays CISD bus and a concrete truck. The result was two deaths: five-year-old Ulises Rodríguez Montoya, who was on the bus, and a 33-year-old man. ryan wallacedoctoral student at the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin, who was traveling in a vehicle behind the bus.

The video shows the bus traveling west on SH 21, returning from a field trip to the Bastrop Zoo. Shortly before 2 p.m., a truck on the same highway traveling east swerves into the bus’s lane, hitting it and causing the bus to roll.

This dash cam video shows the collision from the bus driver’s point of view. KXAN has removed the audio.

Parents previously told KXAN this was the student’s first field trip.

“It has been an emotional disaster” Hector Campos, whose daughter was on the bus, told KXAN. “It is very sad. We’re trying to keep it together. But you know, we are being as positive as we can.”

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