MURRAY COUNTY, OK –New twists and turns in the NCTC bus crash that killed four members of the school’s softball team, after a tractor trailer crossed a median on Interstate 35 in Oklahoma two-weeks ago.
Now, according to reports from Bloomberg News, the driver of the semi that slammed in the bus – 53-year-old Russell Staley from Saginaw – had a silver smoking pipe that smelled of marijuana in the cab at the time of the crash. And that’s not all. Four different prescription drugs were also reportedly found be cops at the scene.
This info comes just days after parents filed two against Quickway Transportation and the driver – who has still not been charged.
The lawsuits were filed by the family of 20-year-old Brooke Deckard of Blue Ridge, one of the four who died in the crash. And by the family of the 19-year-old Rachel Hitt, who was injured – but survived.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was Staley admitted he was distracted, but if he was doing drugs while driving –well – that will add fuel to an already tragic situation.