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Grand Jury Not Indicting Texas Bus Driver

LCT Staff
Posted on November 16, 2005

DALLAS – A grand jury declined to indict a bus driver in connection with the deaths of 23 elderly passengers killed in a fire that destroyed the vehicle as they fled Hurricane Rita in September. The bus, owned by Global Limo Inc., caught fire on Sept. 23 from a malfunctioning back wheel, and oxygen tanks used by some of the patients on the bus exploded. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office had forwarded to the district attorney 23 cases of criminally negligent homicide to consider against the driver, Juan Robles Gutierrez, 37.

Source: Associated Press; The New York Times

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