No more charges against driver in fatal bus crash

No more charges against driver in fatal bus crash


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The San Juan County attorney says no additional charges will be filed against the driver of a bus that crashed near Mexican Hat in January 2008, killing nine people.

Craig Halls says the speed of the bus may not have been excessive and a Utah Highway Patrol investigator reviewed video from the bus and found speed was not a factor in the crash that injured 43 people as they returned to Phoenix from a weekend ski trip in Telluride, Colo.

UHP Sgt. Rick Eldredge says he found the bus was traveling about five mph over the 65 mph speed limit.

An April report from the National Transportation Safety Board estimated the bus was traveling 88-92 mph when it rounded a bend on a rural two-lane Utah highway, crashed through a guardrail and rolled down an embankment.

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Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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