A tractor-trailer crossed a highway median, veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into the side of a North Central Texas College softball team’s bus, killing four young girls and injuring a dozen others. Three of the girls died on impact. One died at a nearby hospital. Two other players are still in the hospital, one in critical condition. The rest of the 15 players were treated released.
The four girls that died were identified as Meagan Richardson, 19, Brooke Deckard, 20, Katelynn Woodlee, 18 and Jaiden Pelton, 20.
One of the injured has been identified as Samantha Madden, the daughter of Houston Firefighter Junior Captain Bradly Madden. She is expected to be ok.
The accident happened in Oklahoma at around 9pm on Friday on Interstate 35 near Davis, halfway between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City. Highway Patrol officials are investigating the cause of the accident and will test both drivers for alcohol.
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