Report: Bus Driver In Fatal Texas Wreck Left Lane

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Authorities say the driver involved in a fatal bus crash earlier this month failed to maintain his lane along a North Texas highway before the bus careened off the roadway and struck a concrete barrier.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel said Monday a preliminary investigation found no defect with the Cardinal Coach Line bus and faulted 65-year-old bus driver Loyd Rieve.

The bus was taking senior citizens to a casino in Oklahoma when it struck the barrier in Irving and toppled over April 11, prompting a large emergency response.

Two people were killed and more than 40 hurt in the immediate aftermath. Haschel says a third passenger died Sunday from injuries she suffered.

At least two lawsuits have been filed as a result of the accident.

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