China News Service, March 18. According to foreign media reports, U.S. officials said on the 17th local time that a 13-year-old boy in Texas collided with a truck and a van, killing nine people.

  According to reports, the accident occurred on the evening of the 15th near Andrews County in western Texas.

At the time of the incident, the pickup truck driven by the teenager collided with a van carrying members of the Southwestern University golf team in New Mexico.

The two cars caught fire.

  Police said the nine dead were the golf coach and six other players, as well as the teenager driving the van and his 38-year-old father.

Two other golf team members were injured and taken to hospital in critical condition.

  According to the report, under Texas law, juvenile driving is illegal, and local residents must be at least 15 years old to obtain a provisional driver's license and be accompanied by an adult with a driver's license.