Updated:COLLEGE PARK, Ga. —
College Park police have scheduled a news conference to discuss details of a hotel shuttle bus crash near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport last week.
On Monday, the police department announced it was charging both the tractor-trailer driver and the shuttle bus driver in the crash on Loop Road.
Investigators said the bus skidded nearly 160 feet before crashing into the side of the tractor-trailer. Seventeen people were injured in the crash, including the bus driver.
Truck driver Mario Cochran did not comment on the charges of making an improper turn.
Police also charged bus driver Yolanda Boles with not having a proper license to drive the bus, something a fellow driver told Channel 2 after the crash.
“I was constantly telling them (MTI Shuttle and Limousine) about drivers that had no commercial license, no passenger endorsement, and driving the buses,” former bus company employee Chysanthevonne Glenn said.
On Monday, MTI’s owner told Channel 2 that the allegations were true and that 15 of the company’s 75 drivers do not have commercial drivers’ licenses, but added that those drivers are not supposed to drive shuttle buses.
He said he will change company policy and make sure all drivers have CDLs.
Today’s news conference will be at 11:30 a.m.