This Day in Texas History: Worst Bus Accident in Texas History

This Day in Texas History:

Worst Bus Accident in Texas History

September 21, 1989

On this day in 1989, the worst bus accident in Texas history occurred near the communities of Mission and Alton in Hidalgo County.

Alton Bus Crash
Alton Bus Crash

At 7:30 A.M. a Dr Pepper truck hit a Mission school bus, knocking it into a caliche pit at the corner of Five-Mile Road and Bryan Road. Twenty-one children from the Alton area were drowned, and sixty were injured.

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