New Mexico girls soccer team involved in a bus crash that sent students to the hospital

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Published: Oct. 6, 2022 at 6:45 PM CDT
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ARTESIA, New Mexico (KOSA) - According to the Lovington Municipal School District Facebook page all Lovington student-athletes, coaches, and the bus driver are heading home. A few athletes suffered minor injuries and have been treated and released.

Thursday afternoon the Lovington High School girls’ Junior Varsity and Varsity soccer teams were involved in a bus accident that sent two students to the hospital.

According to Lovington Municipal School District, the accident involved a semi-truck and happened near Artesia, NM.

Lovington Schools Superintendent Quiñones is at Artesia General and stated, “Artesia Public Schools (APS) Superintendent Phipps, Assistant Superintendent Skinner, and their administrative team, as well as Artesia General Hospital, have provided unbelievable support and hospitality for everyone involved.”

The APS provided a bus to transport the student-athletes back to Lovington.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

We will continue to update this story as we know more.