Tragic: Nine People Are Dead Including Six Students In Fiery Crash In Texas
It's a dark day for Texas and New Mexico. A horrible crash happened Tuesday night in which nine people were killed, including six students from the University of The Southwest Golf Team.
According to both CNN and ESPN, a Dodge pickup truck was traveling in the opposite direction of a Ford Transit passenger van registered to the University of the Southwest in New Mexico on FM 1788 just outside Andrews Texas.
According to Sgt Steven Blanco, a spokesperson for the Texas Department Of Public Safety, authorities are still investigating the crash and working to determine why the driver of the pickup was driving in the wrong lane.
"For unknown reasons, the Dodge pickup drove into the northbound lane and struck the Ford passenger van head-on," he said. "Both vehicles caught fire and burned."
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Of course the death of the students sends high emotions throughout the school and the loved ones of the victims. New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham had this to say:University Of Southwest s
Our prayers and condolences go out to the families of the victims.