Uvalde County bus crash case headed to a grand jury

DPS has concluded investigation

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UVALDE COUNTY, Texas – In less than two weeks, a grand jury in Uvalde County will hear evidence in the case that led to the death of 13 seniors in a bus crash.

District Attorney Daniel Kindred said the Texas Department of Public Safety has finished its investigation, and he will present the case to a grand jury later on June 26.

On March 29, a truck driven by Jack Young, 20, crossed into the oncoming lanes of Highway 83 and hit the bus carrying the seniors head-on, court documents said.

The church bus from New Braunfels was carrying 15 people, 13 of whom died.

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The National Transportation Safety Board preliminary report said the truck that hit the bus crossed the solid white line 37 times, the double-yellow center line 19 times and drove onto the grassy roadside at least five times. The report said everyone in the bus was wearing the available restraints.

Court documents released in April showed Young was texting and driving and had taken prescription pills.

Investigators said they also found partially smoked marijuana cigarettes in his truck.

If there is an indictment, it will remain sealed until it is handed down and served.

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