About 8:17 p.m. central daylight time on March 15, 2022, a crash occurred between a pickup truck and a van towing a trailer on Farm to Market (FM) Road 1788 in Andrews, Andrews Country, Texas. A 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck, traveling southbound, crossed the centerline and collided nearly head-on with a northbound 2017 Ford Transit 350 van towing a 2019 Salvation trailer. The impact initiated a postcrash fire that consumed the van and the pickup truck. Seven occupants of the van and two occupants of the pickup truck died, and two van passengers were seriously injured.
We determined that the probable cause of the Andrews, Texas, crash was the pickup truck driver’s excessive speed and his crossing into the oncoming lane of travel, likely because of impairment from methamphetamine use.