According to ABC 7, witness Jody Kuchler told the Associated Press that he was driving behind the truck leading up to the collision. Kuchler claims that the truck was moving erratically and that the truck had crossed the center line several times before crashing into the church bus.
Kuchler said that he contacted the sheriff’s offices for both Uvalde and Real counties, requesting that someone get the driver of the road.
Further, Kuchler stated that he was still behind the truck when the fatal head-on crash occurred and that he checked both the bus and the truck after the collision. During his interaction with the driver of the pickup, the driver, identified as 20-year-old Jack Dillon Young, told Kuchler “I’m Sorry, I’m Sorry. I was texting.”
Officials would not confirm if driver distraction was a factor in the collision, but they did say the truck driver appeared to have crossed the center line.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):