Driver: Bus brakes failed in Indiana crash, 3 dead

By: ap
By: ap

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

The Indianapolis Star reports 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.

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