Uvalde County Grand Jury to Consider Charges in March Bus Crash

Uvalde County District Attorney Daniel Kindred today will present evidence to a grand jury in connection with the March church van accident that left thirteen people dead, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Jack Young, 20, of Leakey, was driving down US 83 near Garner State Park on the afternoon of March 29 when his pickup crossed the center line and slammed head on into a bus returning parishioners to the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels following a senior citizen retreat.

13 of the 14 people on the bus were killed.  Young suffered injuries, but has recovered.

A man who ran up to Young immediately after the wreck told News Radio 1200 WOAI that Young told him that he had been texting immediately before the wreck, and told him he 'was sorry.'

The National Transportation Safety Board reports marijuana was found in Young's pickup, and he had taken potentially sleep inducing drugs before the accident.

The NTSB also confirmed that Young's vehicle had crossed the center line 37 times times before the fatal crash, and entered the oncoming lane 19 times.

Charges that the grand jury could consider could include involuntary manslaughter, all the way up to vehicular homicide, and he could face 13 counts, in addition to potential charges for the one survivor of the accident.


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