(SB-09-64) NTSB Identifies Fatigued Driver In Fatal Motorcoach Overturn

(SB-09-64) NTSB Identifies Fatigued Driver In Fatal Motorcoach Overturn

Calls For Improved Motor Carrier Oversight

Washington, DC – The National Transportation Safety Board today determined that the January 2008 fatal crash of a motorcoach near Victoria, Texas, was caused by the driver’s loss of control of the vehicle after he fell asleep at the wheel. The 42-year old driver drifted off the road, but then reacted by oversteering the vehicle once he regained awareness. The driver subsequently lost control of the motorcoach and it overturned on its right side.