6 University Students And Coach Killed In A Crash
Authorities are trying to determine why the crash happened.
Six (6) Students of Southwest University and Golf Coach were amongst Nine (9) killed in a crash in Texas involving the team’s van, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.
Two other students were in critical condition and airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas.
The Ford Transit van carrying the men’s and women’s golf teams collided with a Dodge 2500 truck. Public safety officials said the truck was traveling southbound when it moved into the oncoming lane for an unknown reason and collided head-on with the van, KOSA reported.
The driver and passenger in the truck also died.
The coach who died was identified by the university as 26-year-old Tyler James. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the names of the other victims Wenesday.
Those from the van who died were 19-year-old Mauricio Sanchez, 19-year-old Travia Garcia, 22-year-old Jackson Zinn, 21-year-old Karisa Raines, 18-year-old Laci Stone and 18-year-old Tiago Sousa.
Two other passengers who were in the van are in critical condition. They are identified as 19-year-old Dayton Price and 20-year-old Hayden Underhill.