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Trial Date Set for Driver of Deadly Forrest City Bus Crash

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A prosecutor says a trial date has been set for Tuesday over an interstate bus crash that killed four people, but the date likely will change.

Prosecutor Fletcher Long said a defense attorney for Felix Badillo Tapia of Brownsville, Texas, likely will ask to be released from the case.  The prosecutor questioned whether another delay will make Tapia a greater flight risk.  Tapia is free on $50,000 bond.

Tapia was driving a Tornado Bus Co. bus November 25 when it crossed the median on Interstate 40 near Forrest City, and collided with two vehicles.  Three bus passengers and a pickup truck driver were killed.

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