Governor Abbott Statement On Fatal Vehicle Crash Near Andrews, Texas

March 16, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement on the fatal vehicle crash near Andrews in West Texas that killed nine people and critically injured two others last night. Among the victims were members and a coach of the University of the Southwest men's and women's golf teams who were visiting Texas from New Mexico for a tournament. 

"We grieve with the loved ones of the individuals whose lives were horrifically taken too soon in this fatal vehicle crash near Andrews last night," said Governor Abbott. "The Texas  Department of Public Safety is working closely with local officials to investigate this accident, and we offer our full support to the University of the Southwest and the state of New Mexico. I ask Texans to join Cecilia and me in praying for the families of those whose lives were lost and for the recovery of two critically injured students."