Homicide

3 dead, 15 injured after North Central Texas college softball team bus crashes in Oklahoma

  • This undated photo released by North Central Texas College shows softball player Brooke Deckard in Gainesville, Texas. Deckard, 20,  was one of four teammates killed when an 18-wheel truck veered into oncoming traffic on a major interstate highway and crashed into the side of their team bus Friday night, Sept. 26, 2014, near Davis, Okla. (AP Photo/North Central Texas College)

    This undated photo released by North Central Texas College shows softball player Brooke Deckard in Gainesville, Texas. Deckard, 20, was one of four teammates killed when an 18-wheel truck veered into oncoming traffic on a major interstate highway and crashed into the side of their team bus Friday night, Sept. 26, 2014, near Davis, Okla. (AP Photo/North Central Texas College)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo released by North Central Texas College shows softball player Jaiden Pelton in Gainesville, Texas.  Pelton, 20, was one of four teammates killed when an 18-wheel truck veered into oncoming traffic on a major interstate highway and crashed into the side of their team bus Friday night, Sept. 26, 2014, near Davis, Okla. (AP Photo/North Central Texas College)

    This undated photo released by North Central Texas College shows softball player Jaiden Pelton in Gainesville, Texas. Pelton, 20, was one of four teammates killed when an 18-wheel truck veered into oncoming traffic on a major interstate highway and crashed into the side of their team bus Friday night, Sept. 26, 2014, near Davis, Okla. (AP Photo/North Central Texas College)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo released by North Central Texas College shows softball player Katelynn Woodlee in   Gainesville, Texas. Woodlee, 18, was one of four teammates killed when an 18-wheel truck veered into oncoming traffic on a major interstate highway and crashed into the side of their team bus Friday night, Sept. 26, 2014,  near Davis, Okla. (AP Photo/North Central Texas College)

    This undated photo released by North Central Texas College shows softball player Katelynn Woodlee in Gainesville, Texas. Woodlee, 18, was one of four teammates killed when an 18-wheel truck veered into oncoming traffic on a major interstate highway and crashed into the side of their team bus Friday night, Sept. 26, 2014, near Davis, Okla. (AP Photo/North Central Texas College)  (The Associated Press)

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say three people have been killed and at least 15 others injured after a North Central Texas College bus carrying the school's women's softball team collided with a semi-truck.

Capt. Ronnie Hampton says the collision happened about 9 p.m. on Interstate 35, south of Turner Falls.

Hampton says at least three people were declared dead at the scene. It was not immediately known how many people were on the bus.

A post on the North Central Texas College Facebook page requests prayers and says the school's "bus has been involved in an accident in Oklahoma."

Southern Nazarene University sports information director David Noblett tells The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1vo7lIS ) that North Central was scrimmaging SNU earlier Friday

Authorities say the bus was returning to North Central Texas College.