Indiana bus driver charged in fatal crash

Bus crash outside of Indianapolis. (Photo/WISH-TV)
Bus crash outside of Indianapolis. (Photo/WISH-TV)

HANCOCK CO., Ind. (WDTN) – The driver involved in a fatal bus crash in Indiana is now charged.

Charles Goodman, 53, faces felony reckless homicide and driving with a suspended license charges.

Charles Goodman. (Photo/ABC 7 Chicago, WISH)
Charles Goodman. (Photo/ABC 7 Chicago, WISH)

Goodman was driving the bus Tuesday that was heading toward Dayton. Members of a Gary, Indiana church were onboard. They were heading for a youth revival at the Greater Works Christian Center.

Court documents list Goodman as a resident of Chicago. He was driving with a suspended license when the bus crashed on Interstate 70 east of Indianapolis.

Goodman is hospitalized in good condition. A 6-year-old boy died in the crash.  11 others were injured.

Indiana State Police have said there was no evidence of mechanical failure with the 15-passenger bus and it appeared that driver error caused the crash. They say Goodman was wanted on an arrest warrant for not appearing in court for a traffic offense.

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