A 13-year-old male was behind the wheel of the pickup truck that hit a van carrying members of the College of the Southwest’s golf groups in Texas on March 15, in keeping with an announcement offered to E! Information on March 17. The crash killed nine people.
Within the assertion, Nationwide Transportation Security Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg stated that the pickup truck’s left font tire blew out earlier than colliding with the van. Landsberg additionally stated that—whereas it is unclear how every car was touring—it’s obvious “this was clearly a high-speed collision.”
An individual have to be at the very least 15 years previous to drive with an teacher or licensed grownup current within the state of Texas, the assertion stated.
Six pupil athletes on the New Mexico college—who had been touring for a golf match—had been killed within the crash, together with their coach Tyler James. Each passengers within the pickup truck (together with the 13-year-old driver) additionally died.
In one other assertion offered to E! Information, Texas Division of Public Security Sgt. Steven Blanco defined that the crash occurred on a two-lane highway close to Andrews, Texas. “For unknown causes, the Dodge pickup drove into the northbound lane and struck the Ford passenger van head on,” he stated. “Each automobiles caught hearth and burned.”