Documents reveal driver of truck involved in bus crash was texting, took prescription pills


SAN ANTONIO – Court documents released Tuesday revealed that the driver of the truck involved in the deadly bus crash in Uvalde County two weeks ago was texting before the crash, had taken prescription pills and was in possession of marijuana.

The documents were obtained by the San Antonio Express News.

The court documents said Jack Young told a trooper after the crash that he had taken two sedatives and generic forms of Ambien and Lexapro.

The trooper also said he found seven joints in the center console of Young’s truck. Some had been smoked.

KSAT obtained a copy of the crash report from the Texas Department of Transportation. The report states Young told investigators after the crash that he was on medication and was texting.

Thirteen of the 14 people aboard the bus that Young crashed into head-on have died.