In a tragic accident recently, a tractor-trailer crossed an Interstate median and crashed into a community college softball team bus, killing four of the players. Sadly, it appears the 18-wheel truck driver didn’t attempt to brake at all or move out of the way before the collision.
The accident happened near Davis, Oklahoma, where the North Central Texas College softball team was coming home Friday night from a scrimmage with the team from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. The trucker was driving northbound on Interstate 35 at a point where the highway curves to the right, but the truck continued moving straight. The truck traveled 800 feet straight into the bus, driven by the team coach, badly damaging the driver’s side of the bus. The accident happened at about 9:00 p.m.
Three of the players, aged 18-20, were killed at the scene, and the fourth woman died in a hospital in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Two players were hospitalized at the Oklahoma University Medical Center, one in critical condition and one in fair condition. All of those who survived the crash, in both vehicles, were injured to some extent.