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Damaged guardrail cited in report on Texas prison bus crash
Damaged guardrail cited in report on Texas prison bus crash

A West Texas prison bus probably hit a piece of displaced highway guardrail, then veered onto a median, down an embankment and struck a freight train, killing 10, according to a preliminary report released Thursday. The report, prepared by the National Transportation Safety Board, contains “only factual information” gathered on the accident that killed two guards and eight inmates. The full investigation is expected to take 12 to 15 months to complete, the agency said. The bus was traveling on Interstate 20 near Penwell, Texas, about 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 14, heading to a jail in El Paso. It had left three hours earlier from a jail in Abilene when it approached a highway overpass...

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