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LORINE, TX (KTAB/KRBC) – Loraine Independent School District (LISD) Superintendent Dustin Anders was recognized Wednesday by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) for helping to get 30 students off a bus just before he being hit by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 20.

DPS says Anders was driving students on a trip on October 27, 2021 when the school bus lost power while crossing a bridge. He pulled the bus as far as he could to the right, but was unable to get it completely out of traffic due to the bridge guardrail before he died.

Anders got the 30 students off the bus moments before it was hit by an 18-wheeler, DPS says.

“We are honored to recognize Mr. Anders,” DPS Northwest Texas Regional Manager JC Longway said in a press release. “His quick response to dangerous circumstances helped protect his valued passengers from serious injury and potential loss of life. This award is a small token of our appreciation for his commitment to the safety of his students. »

Anders received the DPS Regional Director’s Award at a ceremony on Wednesday. The award may be presented to any private citizen or other agency staff who provides significant assistance to a DPS employee in the performance of their duties, according to the DPS.

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