A church van carrying senior adults home from a retreat collided with a pickup truck, that killed 13 people and injuring two others. The accident happened on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas.
All the people who died were senior citizens. The driver of the pickup truck survived and was airlifted to the hospital after the crash.
According to reports, authorities are still investigating the matter as to what led to the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board said it would also investigate.
First Baptist New Braunfels Church said in a statement on Facebook, ‘group of our senior adults’ was returning home from a three-day retreat when they were involved in the crash. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed his condolences on Twitter, stating, “We are saddened by the loss of life and our hearts go out to all those affected.” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also tweeted a statement that read, “ prayers are with the families impacted by this tragic accident — especially for those who have lost loved ones.”