No charges expected in Minn. tour bus crash

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Posted: Dec 18, 2009 1:23 PM

Prosecutors in Minnesota have reviewed the evidence from a fatal tour bus crash a month ago and decided not to file criminal charges.

Freeborn County Attorney Craig Nelson says the evidence shows the bus driver developed sudden, unforeseen internal bleeding, passed out behind the wheel and crashed the bus.

He said Friday that no charges will be filed against the driver, 52-year-old Edwin Erickson of Elgin.

The State Patrol reports that on Nov. 18 the bus was west of Austin on Interstate 90 when it crossed the centerline, hit a ditch and rolled on its right side.

Two people were killed and 20 wounded as Erickson drove a group of mostly older passengers home from a day trip to an Iowa casino.