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Multiple injuries, 1 dead in school van wreck in Trinity County

(Source: KTRE) (Source: KTRE)
TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

One person is dead and several others were injured after a Thursday morning wreck that involved a Trinity ISD school van.

Officials say multiple students, between the ages of 5 to 15, were transported to an area hospital.

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According to the Department of Public Safety, the wreck occurred about 7:30 a.m. in the 400 block of FM 1893, off of Highway 19.

Officials say 11 children and one adult were transported to the hospital. Three children have been released. 

According to the district superintendent, the district is authorized to use vans to transport small groups of students. The superintendent said the vans are used when it is convenient and when the district transports groups of less than 15 students.

The Texas Department of Transportation issued an alert that FM 1893 will be closed for up to three hours following the accident. Drivers are urged to choose alternate routes.

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