Boy Dies During Field Trip Bus Incident

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The Valley Morning Star has reported that a 14-year-old Harlingen boy died after apparently falling out of the rear emergency door of a moving school bus.

The Vernon Middle School student and classmates were on a field trip to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus heading northbound on Highway 281 when the teenager fell out of the emergency door at the back of the bus, Edinburg police said.

The boy, whose name has not been released, was taken to an area hospital where he died of his injuries.

Officials said they did not know how he fell out. However, investigators will be reviewing video from a camera that was on the bus.

“This teenager sustained major head trauma and was transported to Doctors Hospital at Renaissance in Edinburg, where he later succumbed to his injuries,” Edinburg Assistant Police Chief Oscar Trevino said. “The accident is under investigation and we’re looking into all the circumstances leading up to this accident. We’re trying to find out what exactly took place before he fell out.”