- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The Highway Patrol lieutenant who led the investigation into a deadly collision between a school bus and a freight train near Larimore has been placed on administrative leave while the agency investigates possible reckless driving.

Lt. Troy Hischer allegedly drove the wrong way on U.S. Highway 2 for about 4 miles the night of the incident. WDAZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1CYsOMA ) that a log of 911 calls shows that Hischer told a dispatcher he was on his phone at the time.

Hischer declined comment to The Associated Press.

The patrol in a statement did not give a timeline for its investigation. WDAZ reports that the probe also is looking into why Hischer’s superiors weren’t notified about the alleged incident until a blogger began writing about it.

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Information from: WDAZ-TV, http://wdaz.com

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