Abilene Christian University Student Killed in Bus Crash

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 7-Nov-2011

An Abilene Christian University bus, filled with students on their way to a children’s home for mission work, lost control Saturday, rolling over and killing one student, officials said. Fifteen others were injured in the Texas bus accident.

Anabel Reid, of Petersburg, was ejected from the bus during the accident, killing the 19-year-old student, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Several other students on the bus were also ejected, critically injuring at least four other students.

Eighteen-year-old Allison Dorshorst was listed in stable condition, according to representatives at Community Hospital in San Angelo. Merissa Ford, 19, of Maple Valley, Washington, was listed in good condition while Naomi Cruz of Richmond was listed in critical condition, said a Hendrick Medical Center spokesperson.

Twelve agriculture students, three faculty members and a faculty family member were traveling to Medina, where they were planning on completing a regular service project at a children’s home.

Michael Nicodemus, 34, was driving the students and faculty to Medina, when he lost control of the bus about 50 miles southwest of Abilene, Tex. The bus veered off the road, hitting nearby concrete, which tripped it up, causing it to roll completely, ejecting some of its passengers.


Investigators are looking into fatigue as a possible cause of the bus rollover accident.


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