Truck Driver in Critical Condition after Tour Bus Collision

Aug 14, 2014

Pryor Emergency units at Highway 69 and 69A
Pryor Emergency units at Highway 69 and 69A
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The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says more than a dozen people were injured when a tractor-trailer rear-ended a tour bus in northeast Oklahoma.

Capt. George Brown says the wreck happened shortly after 3 a.m. Thursday on U.S. 69 near Pryor in Mayes County. Brown says the bus had slowed at railroad tracks and was struck from behind by a truck.

Brown says the truck's driver was flown to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition.

He says 14 people on the bus, which was carrying 40 people from Mexico, were injured. Those passengers were taken to Tulsa-area hospitals but Brown says all are in good condition. No fatalities have been reported.

The bus was filled with Mexican Nationals, traveling from Chicago to Mexico.