Nine people, including six students and their coach, were killed when a pickup truck collided with a vehicle carrying members of the men’s and women’s golf teams of the University of the Southwest.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Steven Blanco said in a statement to CelebHomes News that the accident occurred on the evening of Tuesday, March 15, on a two-lane road near the city of Andrews in Texas. For unknown reasons, the Dodge pickup drove into a northbound lane and struck the Ford passenger vehicle head on. Both vehicles caught fire and burned,” he said.
Blanco said the driver of the pickup truck and its passenger died, as did seven people in the van—six students and a faculty member, who University of the Southwest President Quint Thurman later confirmed was their coach and driver, Tyler James. Blanco reported that the two injured students were taken to a local hospital. Investigations into the crash are ongoing.