Driver charged with homicide in bus crash

February 22, 2008 1:52:41 PM PST
Authorities are charging a Minnesota woman with four counts of vehicular homicide in a school bus crash that killed four children. Police say a 23-year-old known as Alianiss N. Morales was driving a van that failed to stop at a stop sign and hit a bus carrying 28 students. The accident happened near the small town of Cottonwood in southwestern Minnesota.

Lyon County Attorney Richard Maes says Morales was also charged Friday with a stop sign violation and driving without a valid license.

Authorities also say Morales is not the woman's real name. Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Mark Peterson says authorities had asked immigration officials to help them identify the woman in custody.

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