Witnesses reported a “gruesome scene” and stated the church bus was carrying “older passengers.” One witness, Rick Ballesteros, stated there were possibly seven fatalities in the crash.
In a statement released through social media, the First Baptist New Braunfels church said the bus was carrying several of their senior members back from a retreat.
Northbound lanes of Highway 83 are closed south of Garner State Park as authorities investigate and clear the scene. The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office said the lanes will be closed for several hours.
The following information is provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):