Report find speed factor in bus crash

November 15, 2013

The final report on the July 27 church-bus crash on the north side of Indianapolis cites unsafe speed as the primary reason for the accident and says the bus had no mechanical defects. Three people were killed: youth pastor Chad Phelps, his pregnant wife, Courtney, and church member Tonya Weindorf. Dennis Maurer, the 68-year-old driver, told investigators the brakes on the bus failed as he exited Interstate 465 onto Keystone Avenue. A Marion County prosecutor's office spokeswoman said Friday that no decision has been made on whether the driver will face criminal charges.