Bus crash leaves 1 dead, 15 injured
RUNNELS COUNTY – A 20-year-old Midlothian student was released from Ballinger Memorial Hospital Saturday, Nov. 5 after being involved in a bus crash on Friday, Nov. 4.
Kendra Unamba, a sophomore at Abilene Christian University, was en route to Medina for a weekend of mission work with 11 other students, three faculty members and a faculty member’s wife when the driver lost control of the university owned passenger bus heading southbound on Highway 83 as the group approached a slight curve shortly after 3 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 234 in Runnels County.
According to reports, the bus struck a concrete culvert and overturned, ejecting several passengers before it came to rest upright on the shoulder of the highway, ultimately killing 19-year-old Anabel Reid of Petersburg.
Passengers were sent to area hospitals.
Dr. Jim Cooke, of Abilene, and Kathleen Henderson, a junior from Rock Port,
were released the same day as Unamba.
Unamba, while a resident of Midlothian didn’t attend Midlothian High School according to Public Relations Director for Midlothian Independent School District Jana Hawthorne.