The United States has been shocked by the death of nine golfers in a car crash last Wednesday in the state of Texas.
. However, as the investigation progressed, the tragedy worsened.
The 13-year-old boy was the cause of the accident. (See photo gallery below)
. According to police investigations, the front tire exploded when he was driving a pickup truck with a 38-year-old man.
To counter what happened, the vehicle was thrown into the opposite lane and collided head-on with a van made by a golf coach pilot, who died instantly, as well as the six athletes who were traveling with him. The boy and others in the truck were killed. Two Canadian students are still in critical condition after a head-on collision in West Texas.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the dead: golf coach Tyler James, 26, of Hobbs, New Mexico; And players Mauricio Sanchez, 19, from Mexico; Travis Garcia, 19, of Pleasanton, Texas; Jackson Jean, 22, Westminster, Colorado; Carissa Raines, 21, of Fort Stockton, Texas; Lacy Stone, 18, of Nokona, Texas; And 18-year-old Diego Souza from Portugal. All were Southwestern University students, returning from a golf tournament. The occupants of the car that caused the crash have not yet been identified.
Bruce Landsberg, vice president of the National Transportation Safety Council, said the exploded tire was a spare tire. It stated that many people in the van were not wearing seat belts and that at least one person had been ejected from the vehicle.
Under Texas law, 14-year-olds can take driving courses, but they cannot obtain a temporary license until they are 15 years old. On the other hand, they cannot drive alone, only licensed adults in the presence of an instructor.
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