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Minor Charges Expected in Bus Rollover

Minor Charges Expected in Bus Rollover

Posted - Mar. 10, 2004 at 12:12 p.m.



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(Green River-AP) -- Officers say the driver of a Greyhound bus that flipped over on Interstate-70 near Green River yesterday faces only minor charges.

Utah Highway Patrol officers say 43-year-old Lance Frederickson faces unsafe lane travel charges in the accident that injured 28 passengers. Officers say Fredrickson was driving the bus from Las Vegas to Denver early yesterday when he either blacked out or fell asleep, causing the bus to overturn.

Minor Charges Expected in Bus Rollover

Five passengers were airlifted to a Grand Junction, Colorado hospital, but only one was admitted and is listed in serious condition.

The others were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.

Officers say it's common for drivers to suffer fatigue in that area because it's a long stretch of highway.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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