Bus driver, signs share crash blame in Bluffton University disaster

U.S. agency issues report

Toledo Blade

WASHINGTON - A bus driver's mistaken use of an exit ramp when he intended to stay on an Atlanta freeway's high-occupancy-vehicle lane caused a crash that killed him, his wife, and five Bluffton University baseball players 16 months ago, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded yesterday.

The report that the safety board adopted yesterday also faulted the Georgia Department of Transportation for inadequate and, in some cases, confusing signs and lane markings on southbound I-75 at the Northside Drive interchange as contributing to the crash.

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