Inmate and officer still hospitalized following Friday's deadly prison bus crash

GUSTINE, Texas (KWKT) - Editor's note: Anyone who is concerned their loved one may have been injured in the crash can call the Ombudsman Office at (936)437-6702 to get an answer. The TDCJ says families have been contacted all morning, but some may have been missed.


One inmate, and one officer remain hospitalized following Friday morning's deadly prison bus crash in Gatesville. They are receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries. 

The others are currently at the Hughes Unit in Gatesville.

One correctional officer was treated for injuries Friday, while the remaining officer is receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries at a hospital in Temple.


ORIGINAL: A Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus carrying 31 prisoners has collided with a pickup near the town of Gustine in Comanche County, Texas.

The civilian driver of the pickup is reported dead at the scene. She has been identified as 24-year-old Kalyn Rae Brymer.

"A white Ford pickup was traveling south on FM 1702.  The pickup failed to yield right of way, pulling out in front of the bus.  The bus crashed into the pickup and the pickup came to rest in a field on the south side of TX-36.  The bus spun around and rolled onto its right side and came to rest facing west," Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Fredrick Biddle said. 

TDCJ spokesman Robert Hurst says 31 prisoners  and two correctional officers on board the bus at the crash which occurred on Texas Highway 36 west of Gustine about 8 a.m.

Hurst says no one suffered life threatening injuries.

TDCJ confirms the unit was from Abilene.

Of the injured,  one is being taken by air to Scott & White hospital in Temple and one by air to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Others went to hospitals in Comanche, Brownwood and Hamilton, as well as a TDCJ unit with an infirmary in Gatesville.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. 

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