By Steve Hansen and Grant McGee
The Staff of The News 

Bus crash remembered 50 years later


Last updated 12/27/2022 at 3:52pm

Steve Hansen

Eldon Russ of Clovis remembers attending bus crash victims in an ambulance on Dec. 26, 1972.

The bridge on what is now Red Lake Road near Taiban still shows the scars – exposed rebar and sheared railings – from the crash 50 years ago Monday that took 19 lives, most of them Austin, Texas, high-school students on a church bus en route t...

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