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Pickup Driver Involved In Fatal Bus Crash That Killed 13 People Is Released From Hospital

Steve Short
Texas Public Radio
Thirteen seniors returning to First Baptist Church of New Braunfels were killed in a head-on collision last week.
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The driver of the pickup truck that crashed head-on with a church bus last week in Uvalde County, was released from a San Antonio hospital Tuesday.  Twenty-year-old Jack Young was taken by helicopter to University Hospital following the collision.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of the wreck.  A witness told authorities that Young said he was texting.  No charges have been filed.
Thirteen adult seniors on the bus were killed and another remains hospitalized.  They were returning to First Baptist Church New Braunfels, following a three-day retreat near Leakey.
Meanwhile, funerals for some of the church members are taking place this week.

Tricia Schwennesen is the Web Producer/News Editor for Texas Public Radio where she manages the station’s web site and social media accounts.