School bus crash sends several people, including students, to hospital

A three-vehicle accident in Rio Grande City has landed several people in the hospital this morning, according to Rio Grande City Police Chief Noe Castillo.

The collision, which took place off of U.S. Highway 83, occurred when a van traveling westbound, collided with a vehicle emerging onto the road, causing it to veer into the center lane.

That then led a school bus traveling west to swerve and hit a telephone pole.

No fatalities have been reported, only minor injuries, Castillo said. All parties, including several students, were transferred to Starr County Memorial Hospital.

An investigation of the collision is ongoing.