9 golf players died in Texas
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Nine people, including students and a coach, died in a fiery, head-on collision in West Texas. They belong to a New Mexico university. On that day, they returned home from a golf tournament (heard from the authority).

This is one of the most pathetic news published currently. It is a big loss not only to the family of those people but also for the university. The university had lost 9 gems from their life which is not going to be sorted out.

Sgt. Steven Blanco of the Texas Department of Public Safety told on that spot a pickup truck crossed the centerline of a two-lane road in Andrews County about 30 miles east of the New Mexico state line.

Quint Thurman, the president of the University said: “We are still learning the details about the accident, but we are devastated and deeply saddened to learn about the loss of our student’s lives and their coach adding that two students had been airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.”

Moreover the Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Steven Blanco added: “The crash happened around 8:17 p.m. on a two-lane road about nine miles from the city of Andrews.”

“It’s a very tragic scene,” Blanco said. “It’s very, very tragic.”

Furthermore, the university wrote: “The university is currently attempting to notify family members of those involved in the accident. Counseling and religious services will be available to students, faculty, and staff on campus. The university will continue to provide additional information as it becomes available.”

Those 9 people are:

  • The 13-year-old male from Seminole, Texas
  • 18 years-old Laci Stone of Nocona, Texas
  • 18 years-old Tiago Sousa of Portugal
  • 19 years – old Mauricio Sanchez of Mexico
  • 19 years – old Travis Garcia of Pleasanton, Texas
  • 21 years- old Karisa Raines of Fort Stockton, Texas
  • 22 years- old Jackson Zinnm of Westminster, Colorado
  • 26 years-old Tyler James of Hobbs, New Mexico
  • 38 years -old Henrich Siemens of Seminole, Texas
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Details information from people about that night:

Among them, 9 people were killed on spot and two others were extremely injured. This horrible incident occurred on Tuesday night.

Both the driver of the two vehicles died. According to ESPN six student-athletes and the coach, Tyler James was killed by crashes.

The pickup truck just crossed the middle line of a two-lane road. At that moment hit the van which is full of students head-on.

Lujan-Grisham and Texas Republican, New Mexico Democratic said: “This is a terrible accident.” “As we await additional information from authorities, my prayers are with the community and the loved ones of all those involved.”

On the other hand, Gov. Greg Abbott shared: “We grieve with the loved ones of the individuals whose lives were horrifically taken too soon in this fatal vehicle crash near Andrews last night.”


This is all we got to know about the accident. The investigation is still running. So, it may possible that we could know many more things. However, we can do nothing but mourn for them. May God rest their soul in peace.

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