Cause of death report released in fatal Mesa Vista bus crash

Posted at: 05/02/2013 3:46 PM
Updated at: 05/02/2013 5:29 PM
By: Staff

New information about a school bus crash in northern New Mexico is raising more questions about how it happened.   

An recently obtained report from the state Office of the Medical Investigator shows bus driver Pat Valdez died of multiple blunt force injuries.

The reports shows no indication he had any type of medical episode.

The bus went off the road north of Espanola last month while en route to school. Nine students were injured.

Investigators say they are still working to figure out if alcohol or drugs played any role in the crash.