The Austin Statesmen reports June Smith, 18, Isabella Torres, 17, and Taylor Mendez, 17, all of Round Rock, were killed just before midnight on Saturday when their vehicle crashed with into a bus on Texas 71 at Fall Creek Road.
Officials say a Chevrolet Cobalt was northbound on Fall Creek when its driver failed to yield the right of way to a charter bus that was traveling southeast on Texas 71. The car struck the bus killing all three of the car’s occupants.
The bus was chartered by Huston-Tillotson University and was returning from a baseball game in Hobbs, New Mexico. None of the players or coaching staff on the bus sustained injuries, but the driver, Adolphus Kimbro, 62, was hospitalized in stable condition.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):