May 17, 2022

Botu Linum

The Car & Automotive Devotees

NTSB: 13-year-old drove truck in deadly college golf team crash

5 min read

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said Thursday that a 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that struck a van in West Texas in a fiery collision that killed nine people.

The truck’s left front tire, which was a spare tire, also blew out before impact, Landsberg said.

One must be 14 in Texas to start taking classroom courses for a learner’s license and 15 to receive that provisional license to drive with an instructor or licensed adult in the vehicle. Department of Public Safety Sgt. Victor Taylor said a 13-year-old driving would be breaking the law.

Although it was unclear how fast the two vehicles were traveling, “this was clearly a high-speed collision,” Landsberg said.


https://www.si.com/college/2022/03/17/ntsb-13-year-old-driving-pickup-truck-deadly-crash-university-of-the-southwest-golf-team