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Investigators Say Driver Was Unresponsive Before A Bus Carrying Channelview High School Students Crashed In Alabama

The NTSB also reports there were no signs that the bus had mechanical problems


Rescue crews look down on a charter bus after a deadly crash on March 13, 2018, in Loxley, Ala. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report about what caused the accident. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is out with a preliminary report on what caused a bus crash that injured dozens of Channelview High School students.

The crash happened on I-10 in Alabama March 13th as the students were returning home from Disney World.

The driver of the bus, 65-year-old Harry Caligone, was the only fatality in the crash.

According to the report, a passenger said Caligone was unresponsive when the bus left the road and plunged into a ravine. The report also says the passenger tried to revive the man before the wreck.

Investigators say there were no signs Caligone applied the brakes.

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