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Witnesses of the events leading up to the horrific South Texas crash shared a video with mySA.com that shows the tense minutes before the truck ran head-on into the bus, killing 13 senior church members from New Braunfels Wednesday.
Driver of the white truck, Jack D. Young had taken prescription pills and was in possession of marijuana when he crashed his pickup into a church bus March 29 on U.S. 83, killing 13 people, according to court records released Tuesday that also bolstered reports that he was texting while driving.
Impaired Driving – Prescription Pills and Marijuana
Young reported after the crash that he had consumed two pills of Clonazepam — which Young said make him sleepy — and the generic forms of the prescription drugs Ambien and Lexapro, a state trooper said in a sworn statement that stated he had probable cause to believe Young was intoxicated.
An unidentified pharmacist quoted in the affidavit said the drug combination could have impaired a driver by causing drowsiness or sleep. Hewitt’s affidavit also quotes another trooper as saying investigators recovered two intact marijuana cigarettes from the center console of Young’s truck, as well as five partially smoked joints.
- Texas Truck Driver in Fatal Church Bus Crash Identified as Jack D. Young.
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