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Husband of Victim in Region 8 Bus Crash Sues Company, Driver

BROWNSVILLE, TX - The husband of one of four people killed in a November bus crash in east Arkansas is suing the bus company and its driver.  The driver, 28-year-old Felix Badillo Tapia of Brownsville, Texas, already faces four counts of felony negligent homicide after testing positive for methamphetamines.

The lawsuit filed January 9 in Texas state district court in Brownsville, lists as defendants the Dallas-based Tornado Bus Company and Tapia.

Alfonso Macias Sr. filed the lawsuit, which does not specify damages.  His wife, Maria del Carmen Fuentes Macias, died December 16, twenty-nine days after the accident.

Last month, the Federal Motor Carrier Administration ordered Tornado to cease operations because the company was an "imminent hazard to public safety."  The carrier has been the target of four reviews since 2001.

The fatal crash occured on November 27, 2007, on Interstate-40 near Forrest City.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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