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The City of Mission remembers the 21 students who lost their lives in a school bus crash in Alton, 26 years ago.


On September 21, 1989—26 years ago —21 students died in Alton after their school bus, which was struck by a soft-drink delivery truck, plunged into a caliche pit. Eighty-one children were aboard the bus and 21 died. We will never forget the devastating tragedy.