The van was carrying members of the University of the Southwest’s men’s and women’s golf teams
. Six student athletes and their coach died in the crash
. The driver and passenger in the pickup truck also died
The two surviving students in the van “were seriously injured,” 根据报告.
Shortly after the March crash, NTSB officials said that the 13-year-old was behind the wheel of the pickup.
Investigators were able to identify the remains of the driver by his size, NTSB Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said at that time.
The agency also said it believed the left front tire of the pickup was a spare the failed, causing the truck to veer into oncoming traffic.
The NTSB said Thursday it has “not found evidence of a sudden or rapid loss of tire air pressure or any other indicators of catastrophic failure of the pickup truck’s front left tire.”
Members of the men’s and women’s golf teams were traveling back to their New Mexico campus from a tournament, USW said.