No charges filed in NC girls’ volleyball team bus crash
MOORESBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Highway Patrol says no charges will be filed against the driver of a bus that plunged 30 feet (9 meters) down a wooded embankment, injuring high school volleyball players onboard.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Master Trooper Muricio Stephens said in a Tuesday email that investigators couldn’t determine if the crash was caused by a mechanical defect or by the driver.
The bus was carrying a high school girls’ volleyball team back from a match Aug. 26 when it crashed near Coxes Creek Mountain. Photos from the scene showed the bus lodged in a wooded area, punctured by tree limbs. News outlets reported 14 people were transported to hospitals with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, including one who was air-lifted.
Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com