NEW: Police Make Disturbing Find In Truck That Killed 13 Church Bus Passengers
The nation wept after seeing the damage from a horrific vehicle crash in Texas that took the lives of 13 people.
Jack Dillon Young, the 20-year-old driver of the truck that crashed head-on into the church bus, admitted he was texting before the wreck. Authorities are still looking into this claim.
However, police have made a disturbing new find and are releasing more information about the wreck.
An affidavit says that a DPS trooper found two full marijuana cigarettes and five partially smoked ones in the pickup truck following the accident and that a DPS investigator had probable cause to believe Young was intoxicated during the collision because he said he had taken prescription pills, according to ABC News.
It goes on to say that Young told police he had taken Clonazepam, Ambien and Lexapro before the crash occurred. In Young's car, Zolpidem and Escitalopram pills, generic forms of Ambien and Lexapro respectively, were found in separate bottles, the affidavit states. An empty bottle of Clonazepam and an empty bottle of Prazosin were also found, according to the affidavit.
So, in addition to texting, it appears drugs and recklessness are to blame for this horrible crash. It is truly heartbreaking to know it all could have been prevented.
Please join us in continued prayer for the families and victims of this incident.