Man charged in Warsaw bus crash appears in court

Published: Apr. 3, 2023 at 5:39 PM EDT
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WARSAW, Ind. (WNDU) - The driver in the Warsaw bus crash that injured more than a dozen Chicago hockey players back in November appeared in court on Monday in Kosciusko County.

Victor Santos, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with 26 felonies — one for each person on the bus. They include four counts of causing serious bodily injury while operating a vehicle while intoxicated and 22 counts of criminal recklessness while armed with a deadly weapon, with that deadly weapon being his semi-truck.

16 members of the Saint Ignatius College Prep JV hockey team were injured after the semi ran a red light and hit the bus at the intersection of U.S. 30 and Center Street in Warsaw.

A trial date has not yet been announced for Santos. He is also facing a civil lawsuit from the families of the injured hockey players.

Victor Santos
Victor Santos(Warsaw Police Department)

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