Southwest University golf team involved in accident in West Texas

The men’s and women’s golf teams from the University of the Southwest were involved in a bus accident on Tuesday night.

“The University of the Southwest can confirm that there was a bus accident that affected USW men’s and women’s golfers,” the school said in a statement. “The university is now trying to notify a family member of those affected by the incident.”

A 17 -passenger van carrying golf clubs collided with a pickup truck, in western Texas, killing people in both vehicles. Tyler James, in his first season as coach of both teams, was among those killed. The official number of those killed has not been confirmed yet.

The University of the Southwest is a private Christian university located in Hobbs, New Mexico. Teams competed in the TankLogix Collegiate at Ranchland Hills Golf Club in Midland, Texas.

“It’s a very dangerous scene,” said Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Steven Blanco. “It’s really bad.”

This story will be updated.


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