Driver In Deadly Texas Tour Bus Crash Won’t Be Charged

The driver of a bus that veered off a Texas highway and struck a concrete barrier killing three passengers won’t face criminal charges.

The bus ended up on its side after the crash in April 2013. (File)

DALLAS (February 12, 2014) Loyd Rieve, the driver of a casino tour bus that crashed in April 2013, in Irving killing three passengers, will not face criminal charges, after a Dallas County grand jury declined to indict him for negligent homicide.

The Texas Department of Public Safety investigated the crash and forwarded it to the Dallas County District Attorney's office, which confirmed the grand jury's finding on Wednesday.

The grand jury issued its decision in November.

Rieve still faces more than a dozen civil lawsuits in the crash, which injured dozens of passengers.

Rieve failed to maintain his lane along a Texas highway before the bus veered off the roadway and struck a concrete barrier, according to investigation results.

A preliminary report said Rieve indicated he may have lost consciousness moments before the bush struck the barrier.

The bus was taking senior citizens to a casino in Oklahoma when it struck the barrier in Irving and toppled over April 11, 2013.

Paula Hahn, 69, and Sue Taylor, 81, died in the crash, and more than 40 were hurt.

A third passenger later died at Parkland Hospital in Dallas from injuries she suffered.

She was identified as Alice Stanley, 82.


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