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FILE - A golfer drives by a makeshift memorial at the Rockwind Community Links, on March 16, 2022, in Hobbs, New Mexico. The memorial was for student golfers and the coach of University of the Southwest killed in a crash in Texas. The father of a 13-year-old boy, not the teen, was driving a pickup that struck the team's van federal officials said on Thursday, July 14. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

NTSB: Father, not 13-year-old boy was behind the wheel in Texas collision

Officials retracted their statement claiming a 13-year-old boy was behind the wheel in a crash that killed multiple people in Texas earlier this year. According to a preliminary report issued Thursday, DNA testing found the child’s father was driving the vehicle. Nine people were killed in the head-on collision in March after their pickup truck crashed into a van carrying men’s and women’s golf team members from the University of the Southwest.