Dad on meth, not 13-year-old son, killed 6 student golfers in crash

Six Univ. southwestern golfing student-athletes weren’t killed by a 13-year-old boy driving a van – as originally suspected – it turns out the teenager’s father, who had methamphetamine in his system, was driving during the horrific, fatal crash.

The accident happened in West Texas in March around 8:17 p.m. … and left six athletes – aged 18 to 22 – and a 26-year-old male trainer dead after a 2007 Dodge pickup truck drove through the center line and in the Ford van carrying the team, which has just participated in a tournament. Two students survived, but were seriously injured.

A little after the accidentNational Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) authorities said the 13-year-old, who did not have a license, was driving the van at the time of the head-on collision.

However, after further investigation, the NTSB is revising its story in a new preliminary report… stating that the teenager’s 38-year-old father was in fact the driver, and when authorities tested his blood, they said found methamphetamine.

They didn’t say how much of the drug was in his system… or if it would have impacted his ability to drive a vehicle.

The NTSB says it used DNA to reach the new conclusion.

The 13-year-old boy and father also died.

The NTSB also points out that there is no evidence to suggest that the crash was caused by a sudden flat tire or any other catastrophic incident that could have caused the accident.

The day after the accident, Bryson De Chambeau and other star golfers, as well as everyday people, donated money to surviving student-athletes and the families of those tragically killed.

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