Child was driving vehicle involved in Texas head-on crash that killed nine people: NTSB

NTSB says a 13-year-old drove the truck that struck a van and killed 9 people

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A 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that hit a University of the Southwest bus in a head-on collision Tuesday night in West Texas, killing nine people, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said on Thursday.

The pickup truck crossed into the opposite lane on a two-lane highway in West Texas when it hit the bus, which was carrying the university's men’s and women’s golf teams.

A 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that hit a University of the Southwest bus in a head-on collision Tuesday night in West Texas, killing nine people, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said on Thursday.

A 13-year-old was driving the pickup truck that hit a University of the Southwest bus in a head-on collision Tuesday night in West Texas, killing nine people, National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said on Thursday. (KWES via AP)

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Landsberg said that while the speed of the two vehicles is unclear, "this was clearly a high-speed collision."

Fox News' Stephen Sorace and the Associated Press contributed to this report.