Police: Final report on Keystone bus crash that killed 3 could take 6 months

State police investigating bus brake system

INDIANAPOLIS - A final report on the July Keystone Avenue bus crash which claimed three lives and injured 33 others may take up to six months, though police say a preliminary report could be just weeks away.

Lt. Chris Bailey, IMPD, told RTV6 Thursday that police had the bus upright and were doing a test of the brake systems. An initial investigation conducted on-scene was unable to test the brakes, Bailey said, as the wreck left the bus lying on its side.

Driver Dennis Maurer told police following the July 27 crash that the bus' brakes suddenly failed before it crashed into a median just off an Interstate 465 exit.

Sources told the Call 6 Investigators that an initial review of the charter bus shows that its brake system was working.

Church leaders defended their bus' maintenance record hours after the crash.

A preliminary cause for the accident is expected to be released with the state crash report. The final report, to come later, will also include results of a toxicology report on the driver.

Watch RTV6 and refresh this page for updates.


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