This aerial image made from a video provided by KABB/WOAI shows a deadly crash involving a van carrying church members and a pickup truck on US 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County, Texas, Wednesday, March 29, 20. Reporter: David, authorities tell us tonight, they have not yet spoken to that 20-year-old driver, and they also say, it will be at least a month before they can complete the investigation or possibly file any charges.
Church leaders also said Wednesday evening that they do not have any official details regarding the identities of crash victims.
The bus was coming from the Alto Frio Baptist Encampment in Leakey when the accident occurred near Garner State Park, about 7 miles away, on a two-lane section of Highway 83.
Thirteen people were killed Wednesday when a pickup truck collided with a church minibus outside of San Antonio.
The National Transportation Safety Board has said that they are investigating the incident and are expected to provide an update on their investigation some time Thursday, but that update could be pushed back to Friday because of how late they arrived on the scene Wednesday night.
In this aerial image made from a video provided by KABB/WOAI authorities respond to a deadly crash involving a van carrying church members and a pickup truck on US 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County, Texas, Wed.
The group was returning from a three-day church retreat Wednesday when their small bus collided with a pickup truck that authorities say had drifted across the center line near the town of Concan. He says one bus passenger died later at a San Antonio hospital.
The deceased included one married couple, Harold Boyd Barber, 87, and Margaret Robinson Barber, 82, of New Braunfels.
Hernandez said multiple first-responding agencies were at the scene.
It's a new reality, the church says they are working through day by day.
"We dashed up here to the church as fast as we could, and didn't know for hours how many had been killed or anything, and it turns out all of them had been killed", she said.
NEW BRAUNFELS-Members of First Baptist Church in New Braunfels grieved the deaths of 13 members killed in a March 29 bus crash and prayed for the recovery of another member who remained hospitalized in serious condition after the wreck. Turtle Top's website features shuttle buses with capacities ranging from 17 to 51 passengers, which they bill as "a great alternative to the standard 15-passenger van". "I encourage that we show grace to them, we pray for them and show love for them as they work through a very hard time as well". Counselors will be on hand at the church tomorrow.
"We are saddened by the loss of life and our hearts go out to all those affected", Abbott said.
McLean said the people who died were individuals whose faces he saw on a weekly basis.