Squaw Creek bus crash: no criminal charges will be filed | SierraSun.com

Squaw Creek bus crash: no criminal charges will be filed

RENO, Nev. and#8212; A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed in a mountain resort shuttle bus crash in April that killed two people in the Sierra Nevada.

Bill Cornell, deputy district attorney for California’s Nevada County, says there was not enough proof that the driver of the shuttle bus committed a crime.

Cornell says the most police determined was that the 66-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel. Cornell says that doesn’t amount to vehicular manslaughter.

California Highway Patrol investigators concluded a sudden lane change caused the April 4 crash. The bus, operated by the Resort at Squaw Creek just north of Lake Tahoe, veered off Interstate 80 near the Nevada-California line on April 4.

Two passengers were killed and two dozen others injured, including the driver.

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