Driver in fatal church bus crash indicted by Grand Jury

Jack Young, the 20-year-old driver accused of crashing into a New Braunfels church bus in late March killing 13 senior citizens, has been indicted by a Uvalde County Grand Jury. 

He's facing charges for each victim.

READ: New Braunfels church leaning on faith after bus crash kills 13 senior citizens

Before the crash, 911 callers told dispatchers Young was all over the road on Highway 83 near Concan.

The National Transportation Safety Board recently said video provided by a witness shows Young crossed over the road's white edge line 37 times and he went into the grass at least 5.  Young told the NTSB he was checking his phone for a text at the time of the crash and he'd taken prescription pills. The NTSB says marijuana was found in his truck.

READ: Truck driver in fatal Texas church bus crash out of hospital

On Monday, District Attorney Daniel Kindred presented evidence to the Uvalde County Grand Jury.  The Grand Jury handed down 13 two-count indictments for intoxication manslaughter and manslaughter.  Another indictment alleges intoxication assault and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury.                

Young turned himself in Wednesday night.  The DA says he will stay in custody unless he can post $380,000 in surety bonds. 

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):

Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories