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​Highway Preliminary Accident Report HWY16MH011

Executive Summary

 

The information in this report is preliminary and will be supplemented or corrected during the course of the investigation.

 

About 11:21 a.m. central daylight time on Saturday, May 14, 2016, a 1998 Van Hool motorcoach, operated by OGA Charters LLC, and occupied by a 29-year-old driver and 51 passengers, was traveling northbound on US Highway 83 (US-83) near Laredo, in Webb County, Texas. The motorcoach, which had departed from Brownsville at 5:45 a.m., was en route to the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino in Eagle Pass, a trip of 330 miles.

 

The weather at the time of the crash was cloudy with light rain, and the road surface was wet. The posted speed limit on US-83 in the area of the crash was 75 mph. The driver lost control of the motorcoach as he was negotiating the vehicle through a curve. The motorcoach departed the roadway to the right and rolled over onto its left side. As a result of the crash, nine of the passengers were ejected and died; the driver and the remaining passengers received injuries of varying degrees.


Probable Cause

The information in this report is preliminary and will be supplemented or corrected during the course of the investigation.


Accident Location: Laredo , TX    
Accident Date: 5/14/2016
Accident ID: HWY16MH011

Date Adopted: 7/14/2016
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