Judge orders woman to stand trial in bus wreck that killed 3 Gillette men


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GILLETTE, Wyoming — A judge has ordered a bus driver to stand trial on three felony counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in an accident that killed three Gillette men earlier this year.

The Gillette News-Record reports (http://bit.ly/1oYh2hA) that Campbell County Circuit Judge Terrill R. Tharp on Friday ordered 53-year-old Rhoda J. Steel to stand trial.

Prosecutors say Steel drove a Coach USA bus full of coal miners into a line of vehicles stopped at a construction zone May 14 on Highway 59 south of Gillette.

The collision caused a chain-reaction crash that killed 37-year-old Colin Schultz; 55-year-old Charles Errington and 40-year-old Christopher Joubert.

Tharp ruled that prosecutors had presented sufficient evidence that Steel consciously disregarded risks and didn't follow a reasonable standard of care.

Information from: The Gillette (Wyo.) News Record, http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com

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