DALLAS (April 22, 2013)—The driver involved in a fatal bus crash earlier this month in Irving 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 released Monday.
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Lonny Haschel said Monday a preliminary investigation found no defect with the Cardinal Coach Line bus and faulted bus driver Loyd Rieve, 65.
The preliminary report says 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.
Paula Hahn, 69, and Sue Taylor,81, died in the crash, and more than 40 were hurt.
A third passenger died Sunday at Parkland Hospital in Dallas from injuries she suffered, Haschel said.
She was identified as Alice Stanley, 82.
At least two lawsuits have been filed stemming from the accident.