Police: Driver Error Likely Caused Fatal School Bus Crash

Jan 6, 2015 7:43 AM

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Police say driver error is likely the cause of a crash involving a school bus and an empty freight train in North Dakota that killed two people and injured 12 more.

Highway Patrol Lt. Troy Hischer says evidence at the scene indicates the 62-year-old bus driver was braking when the crash happened Monday afternoon near Larimore, but that he didn't stop in time. The driver and a 17-year-old girl were killed.

Hischer says authorities will examine the bus to make sure there were no mechanical problems, but authorities don't expect to find any. He says authorities will be talking with bus passengers to determine if something happened to distract the driver.

Altru Health System in Grand Forks didn't have condition updates on the injured students early Tuesday.


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