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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -
Investigators are zeroing in on the driver after a Greyhound
bus headed from Cincinnati to Detroit flipped
on September 14, sending 35 victims to the hospital.
Preliminary reports state that some sort of medical condition led to the crash. Investigation revealed that the driver of
the bus, 64-year-old Dwayne Garrett, was drinking coffee, started coughing and
passed out. The bus then drove off the
right side of I-75 in Liberty Township, crashing into a tree and fence before
coming to rest on its side.
Fifty two people were on-board at the time. Thirty-five patients
were transported to local hospitals; twenty-eight via ground and six via air.
A bus inspection found that the vehicle was mechanically sound.
Garrett, of Cincinnati, released a statement saying that he voluntarily
had blood drawn for sampling. Results from the blood tests could take weeks to process.
Authorities say charges still could be filed against Garrett.