Cause of Accident in Odessa Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - We're learning more about why a daycare bus driver plowed into several cars and into an Odessa restaurant last month.

That accident killed the bus driver, 27-year-old Victoria Ann Garcia.

Investigators are saying defective brakes and a stuck accelerator caused that crash into two cars and the old Ajuua's building.

But driving into the building wasn't the cause of death.

Turns out Garcia died after she jumped from the moving bus and hit her head. .

Fortunately, there were no children on the bus as Garcia was actually on her way to pick them up.

The accident happened on east 21st Street and Andrews Highway.