Driver who caused fatal bus crash was texting and driving

Video shows distracted driver before fatal crash

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Video released shows the driver of a pickup truck apparently distracted just minutes before a tragic accident on Wednesday that killed 13 seniors in a church bus.

The video was taken by a couple who alerted law enforcement of the swerving truck and saw the crash in first person.

The video shows a white Dodge pickup swerving side to side on U.S. 83.

Jody Kuchler and his girlfriend called the police while taking the video, fearing the driver would hurt someone.

Kuchler says the driver of the pickup truck told him he was texting and driving.

"I think my mind kind of went blank. I didn't know what to think. You can't be texting and driving for that long, I mean, you just cost 13 people's lives. You're talking about grandmothers, grandfathers, there was a husband and wife on that same bus together,” said witness Jody Kulcher.

Police have identified the driver of the pick-up truck as twenty year-old Jack Young.

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