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Officials: Callers saw pickup driving erratically before bus crash that killed 13 people

13 killed, 2 injured in wreck between bus, pickup truck west of San Antonio

CONCAN, Texas – Law enforcement officials in two counties say they received phone calls about a person in a white pickup truck driving erratically shortly before a deadly collision between a church bus and a pickup left 13 people dead.

Uvalde police Lt. Daniel Rodriguez said a man called about 12:02 p.m. Wednesday to report the swerving truck heading north on U.S. 83 and to ask deputies to respond. Deputies were dispatched, but Rodriguez said the same caller called back about 12:30 p.m. to say the truck had been in a collision.

Real County Constable Nathan Johnson also said that a woman called their county dispatch to report a truck matching the description was driving erratically in the same area shortly before the accident. The same woman also called back to report the accident.

The 13 people killed and another who was severely injured in the crash Wednesday were members of a New Braunfels church. 

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As National Transportation Safety Board investigators begin the slow process of sifting through the wreckage to determine the cause of the crash, here's everything we know about the fatal crash:

  • Murray William Barrett, 67, of New Braunfels
  • Howard Bryan Allen, 81, of New Braunfels
  • Rhonda Barlow Allen, 61, of New Braunfels
  • Harold Boyd Barber, 87, of New Braunfels
  • Margaret Robinson Barber, 82, of New Braunfels
  • Cristie Clare Moore, 68, of Cibolo
  • Donna Elizabeth Hawkins, 69, of Schertz
  • Avis Scholl Banks, 83, of Austin
  • Mildred Goodlett Rosamond, 87, of New Braunfels
  • Addie Maurine Schmeltekopf, 84, of New Braunfels (died At University Hospital in San Antonio)
  • Sue Wynn Tysdal, 76, of New Braunfels
  • Martha Holcomb Walker, 84, of New Braunfels
  • Dorothy Fern Vulliet, 84, of New Braunfels
  • Rose Mary Harris, 64, of New Braunfels (remains stable at San Antonio Military Medical Center)
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