TEXAS - A hot air balloon crashed in Central Texas Sunday leaving at least 16 people dead. According to law enforcement officials the balloon caught fire near power lines.
Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said:
"The balloon was occupied and it does not appear at this time that there were any survivors of the crash. Investigators are determining the number and the identities of victims at this time."
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released the following statement:
"Cecilia and I extend our deepest condolences for all those who have been affected by today’s heartbreaking tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the Lockhart community. The investigation into the cause of this tragic accident will continue, and I ask all of Texas to join us in praying for those lost."