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March 20, 2013

UPDATE: Two students being treated after CISD Special Ed bus hit in crash

Corsicana — A Wednesday morning three-vehicle crash has resulted in two CISD Special Education students being taken to Navarro Regional Hospital.

Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said the CISD Special Ed bus was hit by a passenger car trying to pass both a dump truck and the bus on North Business 45 shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday.

One student was taken from the scene by Corsicana EMS to be checked out at the hospital, and a second student from the bus was transported from the high school for treatment about 8:40 a.m. after complaining of neck pain.

According to a preliminary report from the investigators, the school bus and dump truck were stopped on the highway, with the bus displaying flashing lights.

Bratton said the driver of the passenger car, Fernando Silva, 25, of Corsicana, first hit the dump truck, then hit the rear of the school bus. Silva was also transported to Navarro Regional for treatment.

Bratton said Silva was cited for failure to control speed, unsafe lane change, and failure to have a valid driver’s license.

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