Charges to be refiled against 3 that inspected bus in Sherman crash

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Three employees of a company that inspected the chartered bus involved in a deadly 2008 wreck in Sherman are accused of not properly checking vehicles.

The Department of Public Safety on Monday announced charges against three workers at 5 Minute Inspections in Houston. The men, following a three-week DPS investigation, were charged with tampering with a government document.

The manager on duty Monday at 5 Minute Inspections, who refused to provide his name to The Associated Press, declined comment.

DPS says the company is certified to inspect passenger and commercial vehicles, but allegedly issued hundreds of stickers a month on vehicles not inspected.

DPS did not provide details on whether the bus in the wreck that left 17 dead was properly checked by 5 Minute Inspections, saying the investigation continues.

-The Associated Press

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