Party Bus Operator Convicted In Tumble Death

Posted on April 9, 2015
SAN JOSE -- A jury Wednesday convicted a party bus fleet owner of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 25-year-old Santa Cruz woman who fell out of a faulty bus door that the owner knew about but ignored.

Jon Reno St. James, 58, was immediately ordered into custody by Superior Court Judge Julia Alloggiamento after the clerk read the jury's verdict. St. James faces up to four years in jail and is set to be sentenced May 29.

San Jose Mercury-News article here

Background article: Operator Pleads Innocent

LCT exclusive interview: New Details Emerge In Party Bus Fatality

Related Topics: accidents, alcoholic beverages, California operators, deaths, drunk passengers, fatalities, Legal Issues, party buses

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 5 years ago

    To all that have a home made junk party bus, its time to take that death trap to a recycling center and crush it. With 24 people dead from junk party buses, its a roulette wheel for someone to get hurt or die in you junk bus. Now you will be facing jail time for runing a junk vehicle

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