Vermont State Police say a tour bus accident on Interstate 91 that injured 17 people was likely caused by the driver’s medical condition.
In an investigative report, police say 49-year-old Andrew Castillo, of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania, suffered a cardiac emergency last December while driving a group of Massachusetts college students to a ski resort in Quebec.
The bus veered off Interstate 91 in Putney and went down an embankment, coming to rest on its side. Twenty-eight people on the bus were unhurt. Castillo and two others were hospitalized in critical condition.
Senior Trooper Kurt Wagenbach told the Brattleboro Reformer that it appears likely that the accident was related to Castillo’s medical condition. Police say a wire between a pacemaker in Castillo’s chest and his heart was found to be broken after the crash.