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Texas School Bus Aide Killed in Rollover Crash

An educational aide was killed after a Hempstead Independent School District bus rolled over and crashed in the rural outskirts of Waller County, Texas.

On Friday, authorities confirmed the death of Abigail Ragston, who was reportedly killed in the school bus crash. The 59-year-old, who was a native of Hempstead, is survived by her husband, four grown children and seven grandchildren.

According to the press conference held by officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety and streamed by ABC News, it was not immediately clear what caused the rollover of the bus and investigators will be working to determine what caused the driver to lose control of the bus.

The bus was reportedly also carrying four students with special needs to their homes. Three of the students were taken to the hospital after the crash. A high school student, whose identity was not revealed at the time, was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition while a 6-year-old and 9-year-old were taken by ambulance.

The bus driver was also reportedly taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Their current condition, as well as identity, remains unknown.

In a statement, Hempstead ISD announced it will fully cooperate with law enforcement as this matter is investigated.

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