Posted: Apr 22, 2013 11:23 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Apr 22, 2013 11:37 AM
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 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.
Two people were killed and more than 40 hurt in the immediate aftermath. Haschel says a third passenger died Sunday from injuries she suffered.
A listed telephone number for Rieve was not immediately available. A message seeking comment was left with Cardinal Coach Line.
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