FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Fresno County district attorney has charged a woman accused of providing alcohol to the teenage driver who caused a deadly Greyhound bus crash.
Authorities say the arrest warrant issued Tuesday charges 22-year-old Michelle Kay Cole with purchasing an alcoholic beverage for a person under 21 resulting in death.READ MORE: At Least 1 Person Killed After Vehicle Crashes Into Tree Near Aubrun
A California Highway Patrol report released earlier this month placed the sole blame for the crash on 18-year-old Sylvia Garay. Investigators say she was drunk when her SUV hit a concrete barrier and overturned on Highway 99 on July 22, 2010.
The oncoming bus struck the SUV, then tumbled down an embankment.READ MORE: California Cement Industry Working To Pave The Way Toward A Cleaner Future
Garay, her two passengers and three people on the bus were killed including the bus driver, James Jewett of Sacramento.
Cole could not immediately be reached for comment Tuesday. A phone listing for her was disconnected.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For 2 Suspects Following Chase In West Sacramento
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