GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) – The driver of a church bus that overturned near Indianapolis, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 others, says the vehicle had mechanical problems.
Fifty-three-year old Charles Goodman of Chicago told reporters Tuesday that the bus had problems with its suspension and power steering and was overheating.
Goodman is being held in the Hancock County Jail in Greenfield, Indiana.
He is charged with reckless homicide and driving with a suspended license. Goodman says his license was not suspended. A judge appointed a public defender for him Tuesday.
Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton says Goodman has admitted falling asleep at the wheel.
Goodman was driving a group from St. Jude Family Worship Center in Gary, Indiana, to a religious convention in Dayton July 28 when the crash occurred on Interstate 70.