# Roommates This is a very sad story. A 13-year-old boy driving a pickup truck crashed into a truck in West Texas, killing nine people in a collision, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board announced. fire.
The teenager was driving the family’s Dodge truck with his father when the left front tire, a spare, exploded. The truck crossed the median and was traveling at high speed and crashed into the bus carrying 8 students from the Southwest University golf course. Unfortunately, the 13-year-old boy, his father, six of the golfers and their coach all lost their lives. Two others are in critical condition.
State agencies later identified the dead as: Golf coach Tyler James, 26, of Hobbs, New Mexico; and players Mauricio Sanchez, 19 years old, Mexican; Travis Garcia, 19 years old, of Pleasanton, Texas; Jackson Zinn, 22, of Westminster, Colorado; Karisa Raines, 21, of Fort Stockton, Texas; Laci Stone, 18, of Nocona, Texas; and Tiago Sousa, 18 years old, from Portugal.
Also included was Henrich Siemans, 38, of Seminole County, Texas, and an unidentified 13-year-old boy who was traveling with him in a 2007 Dodge 2500 pickup.
Those seriously injured in the lorry included Canadian student Dayton Price, 19, of Mississauga, Ontario, and Hayden Underhill, 20, of Amherstview, Ontario. Both were airlifted to the University Medical Center in Lubbock
Southwestern University superintendent Ryan Tipton said Thursday that the two injured students “are both stable and recovering and getting better every day.”
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