UPDATE: Thursday, April 11, 2013
The woman said by passengers to be the organizer of a charter-bus trip to an Oklahoma casino for North Texas senior citizens is one of the two people killed when the bus crashed on a North Texas expressway.
Trooper Lonny Haschel of the Texas Department of Public Safety identifies the dead as 69-year-old Paula Hahn, of Fort Worth, and 81-year-old Sue Taylor, of Hurst, a Fort Worth suburb.
Passengers had said Taylor, known to them as "Casino Sue," organized the trip to the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla.
Authorities say 45 people were aboard the bus, 41 of whom were taken to Dallas-area hospitals for treatment. The 15 worst injured were taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, where four were listed in critical condition.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Authorities say at least two people are dead after a chartered bus overturned on a North Texas highway.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lonny Haschel says the bus was on its way to a casino when it slid off the busy highway Thursday morning in Irving, just east of Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Haschel says two people were killed and several others were injured. He says about 30 people were aboard the bus.
The bus belongs to Cardinal Coach Line. A man who answered the phone at the company confirmed the bus' ownership but declined further comment.
The bus tipped on its side in the center median along State Highway 161. Emergency workers were using emergency exits on top of the bus to get to passengers.