- 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 (https://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.

___

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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide