DPS: No prisoners escaped following bus crash near Seymour

DPS: No prisoners escaped following bus crash near Seymour

WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) - Texas Department of Public Safety officials confirmed that a prison bus crashed near Seymour Wednesday morning, but say no major injuries were reported and none of the inmates escaped the bus.

DPS and TxDOT officials say a TxDOT truck was laying down brine when the bus struck the truck from behind. The crash happened on Highway 277 south of Seymour.

The Department of Criminal Justice bus was heading to Abilene Prison.

Those involved reported minor injuries only. Nobody was transported to the hospital.

Another transport bus was called to the scene and transitioned prisoners without any problems.

DPS Trooper Dan Buesing says none of the inmate escaped and all are now back in route to their original destination.

Editorial note: an earlier version of this article placed the crash at US-183 and FM 422. DPS has provided new information which places that crash on US 277 south of Seymour.

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