Sunday, April 30, 2017

Irvin High Track Coach Duran Killed In Crash


One of the deaths confirmed by DPS in the El Paso bus crash was Irvin High School Track Coach, Arcadio Duran Jr.

A Jefferson High School alumni group tells our El Paso sister station, KTSM, he is a graduate of JHS.

El Paso ISD officials said nine people were transported to University Medical Center, eight sent to Del Sol Medical Center. As of right now, five are still at UMC, four at Del Sol.

According to a DPS crash report, the wrong way driver was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes. The charter bus driver veered out of the way in the same direction as the pickup driver and they hit head on. The pick-up truck burst into flames.

Officials said kids were evacuated through a window and all injuries are non-life threatening.

According to KTSM, Canutillo ISD and Socorro ISD were caravanning back to El Paso and they assisted in transporting people back to El Paso after the crash.

The pick-up driver who passed away has been identified as 51-year-old Gary Lawson of Hobbs, NM, according to the DPS crash report.

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