Driver: Bus brakes failed in Ind. crash, 3 dead

RICK CALLAHAN
Driver: Bus brakes failed in Ind. crash, 3 dead

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The driver in the fatal Indianapolis bus crash says the brakes failed as he exited the interstate.

The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/18KMasD ) that driver Dennis Mauer, 68, told the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police that he was unable to keep the bus from hitting a retaining wall and overturning on Saturday.

The bus was carrying 37 people — many of them teenagers — home from a youth camp in northern Michigan. Three people were killed and dozens were injured.

Authorities are still investigating the crash, which happened on an exit ramp off Interstate 465.