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Coach from deadly Mount Pleasant school bus crash released from hospital

Published: Mar. 31, 2017 at 3:58 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 31, 2017 at 3:59 PM CDT
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(Source: Mount Pleasant ISD Superintendent Judd Marshall)
(Source: Mount Pleasant ISD Superintendent Judd Marshall)

TITUS COUNTY, TX (KSLA) - A track coach from Mount Pleasant High School has been released from the hospital following a deadly crash between a car, school bus and 18-wheeler.

According to the school's Facebook page, Coach Ryan Stangage is now recovering at his home.

He was injured in a crash back on March 23 on U.S. Highway 271 in Titus County, about two miles south of Talco.

Family and friends gathered on Friday to say a final farewell to another Mount Pleasant track coach, Angelica Beard. She was driving the car involved in the crash.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was also killed.

Mount Pleasant ISD Superintendent Judd Marshall says the wreck happened when the northbound 18-wheeler swerved into oncoming traffic. The driver of the southbound school bus, which was carrying the boy's track team, swerved to the right in order to avoid a head-on collision. The 18-wheeler collided with Beard's car which was driving behind the track team bus, Marshall said.

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