Grand Jury Returns No Indictments In Connection With Fatal Daycare Bus Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A grand jury has reviewed the incident involving a daycare bus that crashed into the old Ajuua's building back in early February.

According to District Attorney Bobby Bland, the grand jury returned no indictments and found insufficient evidence to charge anyone with felony criminal activity related to the crash.

As you may recall, a 1986 Yellow Ford "Short Bus" was traveling eastbound in the 100 block of West 21st Street when the driver of the bus failed to yield the right of way from the stop sign.

The bus collided with a 2007 Chevy Impala and a 1994 Jeep Cherokee that were both traveling southbound on Andrews Highway. The bus then continued eastbound across Andrews Highway and crashed into the old Ajuua's Building.

The driver of the bus, 27-year-old Victoria Garcia, (the only occupant of the bus) was transported to Medical Center Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries sustained in the accident. Two other drivers, the driver of the Impala, 27-year-old Brody Bolton of Odessa was not transported. The driver of the Jeep, 28-year-old Juan Andrade of Odessa was transported to Medical Center Hospital with non life threatening injuries.