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No indictment for driver in deadly April 2013 Irving bus crash

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The driver in an April 2013 bus crash in Irving that killed three senior citizens will not face a criminal trial for their deaths.

Three people were killed and dozens injured when the bus veered off and flipped on its side on Highway 161. The charter bus was carrying senior citizens on a trip to a casino in Oklahoma.

A Department of Public Safety investigation released last summer concluded driver Loyd Rieve was responsible for the crash.

A Dallas County district attorney's office spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that Rieve was not indicted for the deaths on after DPS referred the case to a Grand Jury. Rieve was never charged at any time, but could have faced charges on criminally negligent homicide if the Grand Jury had come back with a different decision.

Rieve was no-billed by the Grand Jury in Nov. 2013, but the decision was first reported on Wednesday by other Dallas media outlets.

Rieve told investigators in April he may have blacked out moments before the bus crashed. The report said witness statements and the vehicle's condition post-crash indicated driver error as the cause.

Rieve still faces numerous civil lawsuits from victims and their families.

The April 2013 crash was the second accident Rieve was involved in that killed somebody. A grand jury declined to indict Rieve in the late 1990s when a bus he was driving ran over someone assisting in an accident.

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