The 13 Elderly Victims Of A Horrific Texas Bus Crash Have Been Identified
When a 20-year-old swerved his truck into their lane, hitting them head on, 13 out of the 14 senior passengers of a church bus returning from a choral retreat were killed. Find out more here.
On Wednesday afternoon, March 29, a group of fourteen elderly singers from the First Baptist Church of New Braunfels were returning from a church choir retreat when tragedy struck in the form of a 20-year-old named Jack Young, whose truck swerved into their lane and hit them head-on. Of the fourteen people in the mini church bus, only two survived long enough to make it to the hospital, and one died there. The other, Rose Mary Harris, 64, is in critical but stable condition. The only other survivor of the accident was Young, who is currently stable in the hospital.
The First Baptist Church of New Braunfels has requested that its congregation and the families of those who have died be kept in people's thoughts.
If you're a Christian, you can pray for those who lost their loved ones and for the church family.
The names and faces of the thirteen victims are as follows:
Murray Barrett, 67
Howard Allen, 81
Rhonda Allen, 61
Addie Schmeltekopf, 84
Mildred Rosamund, 87
Sue Tysdal, 76
Donna Hawkins, 69
The Remaining 6 Victims Who Are Not Pictured Here Are:
- Harold Barber, 87
- Margaret Barber, 82
- Cristie Moore, 68
- Avis Banks, 83
- Martha Walker, 84
- Dorothy Fern Vulliet, 84
If you have any words of encouragement for the families and friends of the victims, feel free to post them in the comments below, and share their story with your friends.