Sheriff's Office continues probe of fatal bus crash

MCSO/Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->This tour bus was carrying 12 people on Oct. 17 when it rolled once on Pierce Ferry Road, killing two Chinese tourists.

MCSO/Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->This tour bus was carrying 12 people on Oct. 17 when it rolled once on Pierce Ferry Road, killing two Chinese tourists.

KINGMAN - Charges could still be possible in a tour bus accident on Pierce Ferry Road last month, although the investigation into what caused the crash is still being conducted.

Mohave County Sheriff's Sgt. Don Bischoff, who is heading the investigation, said that so far, investigators have found no mechanical issues with the bus, leaving only human error as the likely cause of the crash.

Two people were killed after the bus carrying 10 Chinese tourists rolled once on its way to Grand Canyon West Oct. 17.

The victims, previously not named, have been identified as 44-year-old Qin Peng and 46-year-old Keer Huang. The Sheriff's Office said all of the tourists worked for the same company in China.

The driver and a tour guide on board were not seriously injured. The 49-year-old driver of the TBE International Inc. tour bus said he overcorrected to the left after the bus left the right side of the road. It then rolled once before coming to a rest on its wheels.

The case will be submitted to the County Attorney's Office for review of possible felony charges once the investigation is completed.

"It is common practice for MCSO to ask for a felony review in all vehicle crashes involving a fatality," Bischoff said.