An SUV crashes Santa’s bus into Wonderland, resulting in a violent crash

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) — The College Station Police Department is investigating a fire accident that killed one person and seriously injured two others.

The collision occurred just after midnight on the north lanes of Highway 6 just north of the Harvey Mitchell Parkway.

Northbound Highway 6 between Rock Prairie Road and Southwest Parkway could be closed for several hours.

Police say an SUV traveling in the southbound feeder lanes crossed the freeway and then crossed the median and entered the northbound lanes and collided with the bus. The impact resulted in a fire that consumed both vehicles.

A police officer saved the life of the bus driver by pulling him from the burning vehicle, according to College Station Police Department spokesman Officer David Simmons. He was taken to a Houston hospital by medical helicopter. His family has identified him as Calvin Hill, a coach at Rudder High School in Bryan.

There were only two other people on board the bus, but they were seriously injured.

The male driver of the SUV was killed and a female passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police credit a tow truck driver and other bystanders for helping pull the passenger out of the burning SUV.

Police have not released the identity of the other people involved.

The bus is a shuttle bus for Santa’s Wonderland and was headed to Post Oak Mall for pickup and drop-off for visitors to the Christmas theme park. Officer Simmons said the company was informed that one of its buses was involved in the wreck.

Detectives, crime scene and accident reconstruction teams are on site investigating the cause of the crash, Officer Simmons said.

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