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MOBILE — A charter bus full of teenagers from Texas collided with an overturned tractor-trailer rig on a dark stretch of Interstate 10 near the Mississippi line early Monday, injuring about two dozen people.
One passenger was listed in serious condition, authorities said, but the rest of the injuries were thought to be relatively minor cuts and bruises.
Greg Eubanks, an Alabama state trooper spokesman in Mobile, said a bus carrying 48 teenagers and two chaperones from Del Rio, Texas, to Orlando, Fla., slammed into the trailer of an 18-wheeler moments after it overturned just a few miles inside Alabama on I-10 about 12:30 a.m.
Kelt Cooper, superintendent of the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School District, said 98 Del Rio High School students, mostly band members, were on the two chartered buses for a non-school sponsored trip. The truck flipped so quickly the bus couldn’t avoid it, he said.
State troopers said 22 people were hurt.
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