- Associated Press - Sunday, December 4, 2016

BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a West Texas high school cheerleader sponsor and two cheerleaders remain hospitalized after a semitrailer hit their bus in a crash that killed another cheerleader sponsor.

Eric Finley, spokesman for University Medical Center in Lubbock, said the three who remained hospitalized Sunday were in satisfactory condition.

Officials say a small activity bus carrying six cheerleaders and two cheerleader sponsors from the Iraan-Sheffield School District was headed home Friday night after an away football game when it was hit on Interstate 20 near Big Spring by a semitrailer.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Oscar Villarreal said Sunday they’re still investigating.

Cheerleader sponsor Elizabeth Pope was killed in the wreck that sent the other seven occupants to hospitals. Four were released Saturday.

The school district has about 550 students.

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