Tunica bus driver refuses to talk about deadly wreck - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Tunica bus driver refuses to talk about deadly wreck

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A man named Larry Williams was behind the wheel of the Harrah's tour bus when a routine trip to the Tunica airport took a disastrous turn Sunday.  He and more than 40 passengers took a tumble.

"You know, things happen," said survivor Sandra Bethune.

Bethune is left in a hospital bed with serious injuries.  Three others riding in the bus with her did not survive.  She cannot imagine anything Williams could have done differently.

"It was wet outside," said Bethune.  "You can't blame anybody, what happened happened, there's nothing we can do about it."

It's a memory Williams will no doubt re-live forever.

"It's a difficult time for me also," a man claiming to be a relative told us when when we stopped by his mobile home in rural Tunica County.

But moments after he went in to get Williams, three Tunica County Sheriff's deputies pulled into the driveway. One of them delivered the family's message.

"This house is private property," said the deputy.  "And they wish you guys to get off private property," he added.

The deputies kept watch until we left the neighborhood.              

"You know, it's a tragedy for him as a bus driver," said Bethune.

He's a bus driver this survivor refuses to blame.  But one who's actions remain under investigation, for now.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol has given no indication of how long its investigation might take.


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