The accident occurred in West Texas, outside of Andrews, on Tuesday of this week.
A Dodge pickup 2500 came into the wrong lane on a two-lane road and crashed into an oncoming minibus at high speed. The US National Road Safety Council said today, Thursday, that the collision killed nine people.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the truck had a spare wheel mounted to the front on the left side. The spare wheel appeared to be punctured, causing the car to suddenly drift hard to the left and into oncoming traffic on a two-lane road.
NTSB Deputy Director Bruce Landsberg tells, according to CNN.
The speed of the pickup truck and minibus should be 120 kilometers per hour. Immediately after the collision, both cars caught fire.
Landsberg said investigators were able to identify the driver by his size.
It turned out that the driver was a 13-year-old boy. Next to him sat a 38-year-old man. The relationship between the two has not been announced.
Both died in the accident.
at Texas A minor can start the theoretical part of driver education at the age of 14. But you must be at least 15 years old to be able to practice driving.
In the United States, most states issue driver’s licenses to young people when they reach 16 years of age. In some states, the minimum age has been lowered to 14 years.
Driver’s license holders under the age of 18 are usually subject to certain restrictions, such as a ban on driving at night.
The other victims of the horrific accident were six students between the ages of 18 and 22 from a university in New Mexico, as well as their 26-year-old golf coach. They were on their way home from the tournament when the accident happened.
Two others were seriously injured. Both are on the road to recovery, reports CNN.
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