LITCHFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The bus that slammed into an Illinois highway pillar in a crash that killed one passenger and injured dozens of others was manufactured last year and passed a maintenance check days ago.
State police are investigating reports that a blown tire caused the double-decker Megabus to crash Thursday near Litchfield, about 55 miles northeast of St. Louis.
Megabus spokeswoman Amanda Byers said Friday that the bus was made by the Belgium-based manufacturer Van Hool in 2011. She says it passed a full preventative maintenance check within the past week.
Byers says the bus driver had surgery and his injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.
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