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2 Killed, 32 Hurt as Jeep, Bus Collide

June 21, 1987|Associated Press

WOODVILLE, Tex. — A Jeep and a chartered bus carrying teen-agers from church camp collided head-on Saturday, killing the two men in the Jeep and injuring 32 people on the bus, officials said.

The accident occurred on U.S. 69, five miles south of Woodville, authorities said.

The bus driver and passengers were taken to Tyler County Hospital, where the driver remained for treatment and the passengers, 25 youths and six adults, were treated and released.

The bus was returning from a church camp in Glorieta, N.M., where the youths had spent the last week, authorities said. Most of the passengers were from the Red Oak Baptist Church in Livingston, La., and the First Baptist Church of Independence, La.

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