Three people were killed in an early morning accident involving a Three Rivers ISD school bus and a passenger van.
According to dps the bus was traveling east bound on highway 72 when it slowed down to enter the lago vista rv park.
A van travelling the same direction rear ended the bus.
There were 12 children on the bus – 7 were taken to the hospital by private vehicles with unknown injuries – the rest were transported safely to school.
The driver of the van along with 2 passengers died at the scene.
Another four were taken to area hospitals in beeville, and corpus christi.
Apparently, the people in the van were oil field workers that had just finished their shift.