Minn. Patrol: I-90 bus crash nearly much worse

Published 9:24 am Friday, January 22, 2010

The Minnesota State Patrol says a fatal charter bus crash on Interstate 90 last year narrowly missed being much worse.

Details about the Nov. 18 crash, about six miles west of Austin, are contained in a Minnesota State Patrol report released Thursday. Its contents were reported in the Post-Bulletin of Rochester.

The report says when the Strain Motor Coach Company bus veered into oncoming traffic on the freeway, it barely missed colliding with an oncoming semitrailer.

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Two people died and three were seriously injured in the crash on the way back from a day trip to an Iowa casino. It was attributed to a medical emergency in which driver Edwin Erickson lost consciousness. In December, the Freeborn County attorney said he would not face criminal charges.