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6 students, coach among 9 dead in crash involving University of Southwest golf teamsNine people died in a fiery, head-on collision in West Texas, including six students and a coach from a New Mexico university who were returning home from a golf tournament, authorities said.

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Jill Bleed, Anita Snow · The Associated Press(NewsWest 9 KWES-TV via Associated Press)

Nine people have died in a fiery, head-on collision in West Texas, including six New Mexico university students and a coach returning from a golf tournament, as well as a 13-year-old boy, authorities said.

Those killed in the Tuesday evening crash included University of the Southwest students from Portugal and Mexico. Two Canadian students were hospitalized in critical condition.

A pickup truck crossed the centre line of a two-lane road in Andrews County, about 50 kilometres east of the New Mexico state line on Tuesday evening and crashed into a van carrying members of the University of the Southwest men's and women's golf teams, said Sgt. Steven Blanco of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Critically injured aboard the van were Canadian students Dayton Price, 19, and Hayden Underhill, 20. Both were taken by helicopter to University Medical Center in Lubbock, about 180 kilometres to the northeast. Price is from Mississauga, while Underhill is from Amherstview, Ont.

Underhill's brother, Drew, said their parents, Ken and Wendy, were on a plane headed to Texas.

"Hockey was a big part of life for a while, but his true passion is golf," Drew Underhill said. "From a small town in Ontario, he's doing OK."

A GoFundMe page has been set up by Price's father, Darren, to raise money for his medical expenses.

The Texas DPS identified the deceased as: Golf coach Tyler James, 26, of Hobbs, New Mexico; and players Mauricio Sanchez, 19, of Mexico; Travis Garcia, 19, of Pleasanton, Texas; Jackson Zinn, 22, of Westminster, Colorado; Karisa Raines, 21, of Fort Stockton, Texas; Laci Stone, 18, of Nocona, Texas; and Tiago Sousa, 18, of Portugal.

Also killed were Henrich Siemans, 38, of Seminole County, Texas, and an unidentified 13-year-old boy who had been traveling with him in the 2007 Dodge 2500 pickup.

Stone graduated from Nocona High School in Texas in 2021, where she played golf, volleyball and softball. She was majoring in global business management, according to her biography on the golf team's website.

"She has been an absolute ray of sunshine during this short time on earth," her mother, Chelsi Stone, said on Facebook. "We will never be the same after this and we just don't understand how this happened to our amazing, beautiful, smart, joyful girl."

Tyler James' mother, June James, said she knew little about the circumstances of the accident. He coached the men and the women.

"We don't know what happened. It's a huge investigation. We don't have any idea as of yet," James said during a brief phone interview. "This is kind of a shock."

Team member Jasmin Collum had been scheduled to play but at the last minute decided instead to visit her parents in Houston, her mother said.

"We knew all those people on board," Tonya Collum said. "Basically the whole team is gone or in the hospital."

James was the driver of the university van, according to Midland College, the Texas school that was hosting 11 schools for a golf tournament over two days. The second day of play was cancelled.

He was in his first season as head coach of USW's golf program, his school bio said.

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