The driver of a bus carrying more than 50 people on a trip to a casino lost control on a wet U.S. 83 north of Laredo, causing the bus to go off the highway and rollover. Eight persons were killed and 44 were injured in the crash. It is unclear if the driver was traveling too fast for conditions or if some mechanical failure may have contributed to this tragic crash.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has begun investigating the crash, including locating the buses' electronic data recorder, interviewing passengers and the driver and examining the crash scene. The NTSB investigations are very thorough and meticulous, which is why a spokesperson for the agency cautioned it could be 14 months before their findings are released. The Texas Department of Public Safety is also investigating the crash.