UVALDE, Texas – Sentencing is underway for the man charged in the deaths of 13 people from New Braunfels First Baptist Church.
- Facing up to 270 years in prison
- March 2017 bus crash killed 13 people
- Driver had sedatives in his system
Jack Dillon Young faces up to 270 years in prison on a variety of felony counts. In March of last year Young was driving a truck that crashed into the church bus in Uvalde County.
Last month, the National Transportation and Safety Board released a report saying Young's use of marijuana and a sedative contributed to the crash. According to the report, Young had taken twice the prescribed amount of the sedative prior to the crash.
The bus was returning from a senior retreat when the crash happened. The reports states that the bus lacked seat belts, which might have prevented some of the deaths.
Young pleaded no contest earlier this year.