Police consider charges in Denver bus crash

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Investigators are considering charges against the driver of a Denver city bus that ran a red light and struck two vehicles, killing two people.

At least 12 other people, including the bus driver, were injured in Saturday’s crash. Witnesses said the bus hit a Volkswagen Rabbit, then pushed a pickup into a parking lot and against a billboard pole.

Police spokesman Matthew Murray says a decision on charges was expected in the next several days.

The bus is owned by the Denver-area’s Regional Transportation District and was driven by a worker contracted through Veolia Transportation of Lombard, Ill. The company says it’s working with police to determine what happened.

In January, an RTD bus driven by a Veolia employee ran a red light, causing a multicar pileup.

The two people who died were riding in the Volkswagen. Their names are Carla Miranda, who was a passenger, and driver Dustin Peletier, both 29 of Denver, the Denver’s medical examiner’s office said.

Ten passengers of the bus were hurt, including four with serious injuries. The driver of the pickup was also seriously injured.

Associated Press

One Response to Police consider charges in Denver bus crash

  1. Of course he should be charged with 2 counts of vehicular homicide. Why is there a question? His wrongful act of running a red light caused 2 deaths and many other injuries!

    DJP
    April 5, 2010 at 10:53 am