Round Rock, TX Train Hits Bus, Jan 1927
14 KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS BUS.
BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF BIG COLLEGE MEET DEATH.
ENTIRE TEAM OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY AT WACO, ELIMINATED.
ONLY FOUR OF 21 IN CONVEYANCE ESCAPE.
FAST PASSENGER STRIKES CONVEYANCE 15 MILES FROM AUSTIN.
(Associated Press Leased Wire)
Georgetown, Texas, Jan. 22. -- Fourteen dead was the toll reached late today as the result of the crash of an International Great Northern train with a bus carrying the Baylor University basketball squad of Waco, near Round Rock.
Eleven were killed almost instantly when the wreck occurred, and three died in ambulances on the way to Georgetown. Only four of the 21 persons in the bus escaped uninjured, reports here said.
BAYLOR TEAM HAD GAME AT AUSTIN.
Austin, Texas, Jan. 22 -- Eleven members of the Baylor University basketball team of Waco, Texas, were killed, five probably fatally injured and six less seriously injured hurt in a collision between an automobile bus and a fast passenger train of the International Great Northern railroad at Round Rock, 22 miles northeast of here, today.
The toll of the accident was announced by Milton Morris, general agent for the railroad.
The bus carrying the basketball team was on the way from Waco to Austin, where Baylor was to play the University of Texas tonight.
Nurses and doctors were sent from Austin and Taylor and at 1:10 p.m. the train which struck the automobile bus was being held to carry the wounded to Taylor, about 15 miles away. The nurses and doctors were held at Taylor to receive the wounded.
Morris said the fast Sunshine Special of his road which left San Antonio this morning and the bus loaded with students crashed at an open crossing.
All the occupants of the bus were either killed or injured, according to Morris' information. The accident occurred at 11:45 a.m.
Nurses, Doctors Waiting.
"The nurses and doctors are awaiting at Taylor and the injured will be cared for there," said Morris. "Our information is that five of the injured cannot live until they arrive at Taylor."
I. K. Howith of San Antonio saw the accident while driving an automobile following the wrecked bus.
He said the bus driver apparently did not see the rapidly approaching train, which was whistling.
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