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Woman Believed Responsible for Bus Crash Being Evaluated at State Hospital

KERR, AR - A day after an apparently delusional woman tried to take the steering wheel of a Greyhound bus, causing the bus to crash off the road, state police are trying to figure out who she is.  Police originally believed the woman's name was Victoria Combs, but today they have questions about that and are trying to confirm the woman's identity.  State police spokesman Bill Sadler says the woman was being held at the State Hospital in Little Rock as doctors evaluate her mental state.

The bus careened off Interstate 40 into marshy woods about 30 miles from Little Rock shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday.  The woman fled and passengers chased her down and held her until police arrived.  Eleven people were taken to hospitals after the crash.  None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

A passenger said that the woman had been escorted to the bus by a Tennessee police officer.

But the state police spokesman says troopers received conflicting statements from passengers and the driver as to whether the woman boarded the bus in Nashville or Memphis.  And police in Memphis and Nashville say their logs showed no officers responded to calls at bus stations, nor had any interaction with the woman.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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