Death toll in Texas bus crash rises to 17

The death toll now stands at 17 in a deadly crash of a charter bus carrying a Vietnamese Catholic group that skidded off a freeway north of Dallas. The unlicensed bus was traveling to an annual pilgrimage early Friday. More than 40 people were injured. The latest victim died at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Hospital officials confirmed the death Saturday. Authorities say 12 people died at the scene, and the others at area hospitals. Witnesses who called emergency services after the deadly crash described a chaotic scene, telling emergency personnel of bloody passengers crushed beneath the smoking wreck of the bus.