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More Lawsuits Filed over Crash of Tour Bus in Crittenden County

DECEMBER 17, 2004 - Posted at 7:58 a.m. CST

 

CHICAGO, IL - Three more survivors of a bus crash in Crittenden County have filed lawsuits in the accident that killed 15 Chicago-area residents.

Shirley Fox, Theophilus Cannon and Gloria Phoenix filed lawsuits in Chicago yesterday against the bus company, the dead bus driver's estate and two other businesses.

Fox, Cannon and Phoenix allege that Walters Bus Service failed to ensure that the driver was operating the bus safely.  The suits also claimed the bus driver was speeding and driving dangerously.

At least ten lawsuits have been filed as a result of the October 9th accident.

The crash happened during a trip from Chicago to Tunica, Mississippi.  Investigators say the bus wasn't in sound mechanical condition and the driver operated it carelessly.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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