Hundreds attend vigil for Texas college students after crash

People attend at a candlelight vigil at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, for four members of the school softball team who were killed in a highway collision while returning from a scrimmage game in Oklahoma two days before. (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

GAINESVILLE, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of people have attended a prayer vigil for victims of a college bus and truck wreck that left four students dead.

Mourners turned out Sunday night at North Central Texas College in Gainesville for a candlelight remembrance and to sing “Amazing Grace.”

The accident Friday night on Interstate 35 near Davis, Oklahoma, left a dozen other people on the softball team bus hurt. The players were returning from a scrimmage against Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.

Investigators want to determine why the tractor-trailer rig went through a median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision.

The driver, 53-year-old Russell Staley of Saginaw, Texas, told authorities that he was distracted by something in the cabin.

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