The charter bus was carrying 34 student athletes and coaches from seven El Paso high schools back from a track meet in Lubbock when it collided with a pickup truck on U.S. Highway 62/180 about 90 miles east of El Paso.
Officials have identified one of the deceased as 48-year-old Arcadio Duran, Jr., a coach from Irvin High School. The second fatality was the driver of the pickup, identified as 51-year-old Gary Lawson, of Hobbs, New Mexico.
Bleacher Report indicates as many as 17 people were hospitalized following the crash; fortunately, none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.
The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):