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Report: Bus driver faulted for fatal Texas bus crash

Published On: Apr 22 2013 10:34:57 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 22 2013 11:29:57 AM CDT

DALLAS (AP) -

Authorities say the driver involved in a fatal bus crash earlier this month failed to maintain his lane along a North Texas highway before the bus careened off the roadway and struck a concrete barrier.
    
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel said Monday a preliminary investigation found no defect with the Cardinal Coach Line bus and faulted 65-year-old bus driver Loyd Rieve.
    
The bus was taking senior citizens to a casino in Oklahoma when it struck the barrier in Irving and toppled over April 11, prompting a large emergency response.
    
Two people were killed and more than 40 hurt in the immediate aftermath. Haschel says a third passenger died Sunday from injuries she suffered.
    
At least two lawsuits have been filed as a result of the accident.

From the previous story:

A third passenger on the charter bus that crashed along a North Texas highway earlier this month has died.

A spokeswoman for Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas said 82-year-old Alice Stanley died Sunday. Two other women - Paula Hahn, 69, and Sue Taylor, 81 - died in the immediate aftermath of the April 11 accident in Irving. More than 40 people were injured. The bus full of senior citizens was bound for a casino in Oklahoma.
    
At least two lawsuits have been filed as a result of the accident involving the Cardinal Coach Line bus.
    
Authorities have not indicated what caused the bus to veer off the highway and strike a concrete barrier before toppling over.