posted on Feb, 10 2004 @ 04:19 AM
PARIS, Texas --
At least two Navarro College basketball players are dead and seven others, including a coach, are hospitalized early Tuesday
after a team van was hit broadside by a tractor-trailer rig while returning from a game in Northeast Texas.
Players were returning in two vans to Corsicana from Paris, where the team had played Paris Junior College earlier in the evening. The first van
had made a U-turn on U.S. 271 just inside the city limits and the driver of the second was turning to follow when it was struck by the eastbound rig,
said Paris Police Department spokesman Todd Varner.
[Edited on 10/2/04 by TRD]