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Tests Reveal PCP In School Bus Driver In Fatal Crash

November 16, 1985

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The driver of a school bus that crashed while allegedly racing with a car, killing one student, had traces of a powerful hallucinogen in his system, an official said Saturday.

Tom Depriest, St. Louis County’s chief warrant officer, said tests performed after the accident on Mark Trice, 26, found phencyclidine, or PCP.

The drug, known as ″angel dust,″ is an animal tranquilizer that can cause hallucinations and erratic, violent behavior.

Depriest said the tests also showed traces of marijuana in Trice’s system. Trice has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of assault stemming from Monday’s crash, which killed one teenager and left another in a coma.

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