March trial for bus driver in I-10 crash that killed 3

EDGARD, La. (AP) — Trial is scheduled March 14 for the driver of a bus that killed three people and injured dozens when it plowed into a firetruck and cars on Interstate 10 in August.

However, ‘ The Times-Picayune reports ( ) that date could change, since earlier hearings are scheduled in the case against Denis Yasmir Amaya-Rodriguez, and March 13 is set aside in case of a plea agreement.

St. John the Baptist Parish court records show the Honduran has pleaded not guilty to three counts of negligent homicide.

Authorities have said Amaya-Rodriguez is in the country illegally and does not have a driver’s license.

His bond is $1.75 million.


Information from: The Times-Picayune,


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