DPS turns bus crash case over to Dallas County DA

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DALLAS (AP) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has referred to the Dallas County prosecutors the case of a deadly casino bus crash that troopers blamed on the driver.

The DPS concluded two months ago that the April 11 crash on Texas 161 in Irving was the fault of driver Loyd Rieve. Three women were killed in the crash, which happened as the bus was taking a group to an Oklahoma casino.

DPS Sgt. Lonny Haschel says the investigation eliminated mechanical failure with the bus as a cause. He says the agency is asking a Dallas County grand jury to decide whether criminal charges are warranted.

The crash was the second to involve the 65-year-old driver. However, his family has insisted that he is a good driver with a good record.

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