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13 dead, 3 injured in First Baptist Church of New Braunfels van, pickup crash in Concan, Texas

Modified Date: 
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:13am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

12 dead, 3 injured after truck and church bus collide in Texas

Sgt. Conrad Hein of the Texas Department of Public Safety also said three others were injured and taken to hospitals after the head-on collision that happened around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. 83 outside Garner State Park, about 75 miles west of San Antonio.

12 Dead, 3 Injured in Head-On Collision Near Hill Country: Officials

Church officials said in a statement on the First Baptist website that the members were returning from a three-day retreat at the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey, about 9 miles north of where the crash happened.

Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas

Twelve bus occupants, including the driver, died at the scene, DPS Lt. Johnny Hernandez said. Another bus passenger died at a San Antonio hospital. The pickup driver was in stable condition and the lone survivor from the bus remained hospitalized in critical condition late Wednesday, DPS said.

Texas governor sends condolences after crash kills 13

In a statement, Abbott said he and his wife, Cecilia, extend their "deepest condolences to the victims and the families of those involved in today's tragic event." He said they are "saddened by the loss of life and our hearts go out to all those affected."

Victims of New Braunfels church bus crash identified

Troopers have identified the passengers aboard the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels bus who were killed in Wednesday’s deadly crash as the group drove back following a retreat.

Driver involved in crash with church bus, killing 13, was 20-year-old former football player

Jack Dillon Young, 20, of Leakey, Texas, was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio in stable condition following the crash, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

'They are with the Lord': New Braunfels church mourns bus crash victims

Pastor Brad McLean said his congregation is in shock following the crash, but "finds peace" knowing his "members are with the Lord."

Officials: Callers saw a pickup swerving before Texas crash

Law enforcement officials from two departments say they received phone calls about a pickup driving erratically shortly before a collision between a truck and church bus in southwest Texas that killed 13 people returning from a retreat.

BREAKING: Driver who hit church bus told witness he was texting, report says

It was while Young remained pinned in the pickup immediately after the collision that he told Leakey resident Jody Kuchler that he had been texting when the crash occurred.

Compelling audio of emergency calls prior to deadly church bus crash released

He described a white Dodge truck driving recklessly. He also said he thought the driver was going around 80 miles an hour.

'I love you mom, see you later' last words from daughter to mother before deadly bus crash

 One family is recalling their last moments with their loved one before a head-on collision in Uvalde County suddenly took her life.

Truck driver in fatal Texas church bus crash out of hospital

The man identified as the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus last week in rural Texas, killing 13 people, has been released from a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Unfortunate Bus Crash Claims the Lives of 13 Senior Adults in Texas

According to the Uvalde Leader-News, “An area resident was behind one of the vehicles involved and said she called law enforcement in Uvalde and Real counties to report reckless driving. Before help arrived, however, the crash happened.”

Records: Driver who collided with church bus had taken pills

Court records say a 20-year-old man whose pickup collided with a church minibus last month in rural Texas, killing 13 people, had taken prescription medication before driving and had marijuana in his truck.

Wife of New Braunfels church bus driver killed in crash dies days after his funeral

Three days after her husband’s funeral, Dianne Barrett unexpectedly passed away. The San Antonio Express-News reports New Braunfels emergency crews were called to Barrett’s home on Tuesday morning.

Texas man indicted on intoxication manslaughter charges in deadly church bus crash

Uvalde County officials said Thursday that 20-year-old Jack Young was indicted Monday on multiple charges, including intoxication manslaughter.     

Daughter of Uvalde crash victim writes letter of forgiveness to driver

Murray Barrett was driving the bus that crashed. His daughter, Jenn Barrett, recently wrote a letter to Young on her blog.

Family upset with insurance settlement terminology in church bus crash incident

“This is not a car that got totaled out. This is not a tree that fell through a roof. This is my mother and there is better wording for this than sufficient and acquit,” said Charlotte Banks.   

Driver involved in deadly church bus crash pleads 'not guilty'

He was charged with 13 counts of intoxication manslaughter and 13 counts of manslaughter charges. 

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Murray William Barrett
Howard Bryan Allen
Rhonda Barlow Allen
Harold Boyd Barber
Margaret Robinson Barber
Cristie Claire Moore
Donna Elizabeth Hawkins
Avis Scholl Banks
Mildred Godlettt Rosamond
Addie Maurine Schmeltekopf
Sue Wynn Tysdal
Martha Holcomb Walker
Dorothy Fern Vulliet
Rose Mary Harris
Jack Dillon Young
Roadway: 
U.S. 83
City: 
Concan, TX

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