Drunk-driving charge in fatal Winnipeg school bus crash

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, Last Updated: 9:05 PM ET

WINNIPEG — A Waywayseecappo First Nation woman has been charged with drunk driving after a fatal school bus crash.

The northbound school bus was carrying four children on April 3 at around 8:30 p.m. when it collided head-on with a southbound SUV.

A 44-year-old man, who was a passenger in the SUV, was sent to hospital in Russell, Man., where he died.

The school bus driver and the children suffered minor injuries, as did two other people from the SUV.

The SUV driver, Sharon Murdock, has been charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and two counts of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm — one for the rear passenger in the SUV and one for the school bus driver.

Murdock, 40, has been remanded into custody and will appear in Brandon Provincial Court on April 7, 2014.

Neither passenger in the SUV was wearing a seatbelt.

RCMP said the name of the deceased will not be released.

Waywayseecappo First Nation is about 320 km north of Winnipeg and 32 km east of Russell, Man.


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