UPDATE: Services Set for ACU Bus Crash Victim Anabel Reid

November 5, 2011

A Celebration of Life service for 19-year-old Anabel Reid will be held Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas.
She died Friday of injuries from the one-vehicle bus accident that sent 16 people from ACU to area hospitals.
As of Saturday evening, seven remained hospitalized, three in critical condition.

Earlier story:
An Abilene Christian University sophomore was killed Friday afternoon when the bus she was on crashed on US Highway 83 in southern Runnels County.
Anabel Reid, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene after the bus veered off the road on the two-lane highway between Ballinger and Paint Rock around 3:20 p.m.
Witnesses said the bus was in a slight curve when the driver lost control, hit a concrete culvert, then flipped. The top of the bus was sheared off and several passengers were ejected.
Inside the bus were 12 students, three faculty members and the spouse of a faculty member. The remaining 15 people on board the bus were taken to local hospitals in ambulances and by helicopter.
The group was traveling from ACU to Medina Boys Ranch in the Hill Country for a weekend mission trip.
"Students from our agriculture department who would have been on their way to engage in a service project to help folks at a children's home there," said ACU spokesperson Grant Rampy.
ACU senior Lauren McDuff drove to the scene from Abilene with a friend when she heard about the crash.
"I know some people in the agriculture department. Some of them are really good friends. It's hard to not know whether or not they were on that bus," she said.
DPS troopers at the scene said they do not yet have an official reason as to why the bus went off the roadway, but said there may have been gusty winds in the area at the time.
The ACU community is mourning Reid's loss as they pray for the 15 others. Her body was taken to a funeral home in Ballinger and later to Abilene Professional Services.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The following is the list of injured, date of birth, hometown and hospital they were taken to:
• Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, Texas:
Emmett Miller, 11-16-47, Abilene
Pat Miller, 03-15-48, Abilene
• Community Hospital San Angelo, San Angelo, Texas:
James Cooke, 12-28-49, Abilene
Allison Dorshorst, 02-15-93, Colleyville, TX.
• Ballinger Memorial Hospital, Ballinger, Texas:
Michael Adam Nicodemus, 12-22-76, Abilene
Kathleen Henderson, 05-22-90, Rockport, TX
Jason Iris, 04-29-84, Bermuda
Mandy Wilson, 07-02-91, Walsenburg, CO
Tiffany Lutz, 06-28-90, Zelienople, PA
Anna Watson, 07-25-91, Kerrville, TX
Kendra Unamba, 08-06-91, Midlothian, TX
Hayley Wilkerson, 02-20-92, Ravenna, TX
• Hendrick Medical Center, Abilene, Texas
Merissa Ford, 09-03-92, Maple Valley, WA
Anna Ciufo, 05-31-93, The Woodlands, TX
Naomi Cruz, 10-20-92, Richmond, TX
Anabel Reid, 01-28-92, Petersburg, TX

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