- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

EDGARD, La. (AP) - A new trial date has been set for the man indicted in a crash that killed three people and injured dozens more when his bus plowed into a firetruck and cars on Interstate 10 last August.

Denis Amaya-Rodriguez, a Honduran national who authorities say in the country illegally and unlicensed at the time of the Aug. 28 crash, faces charges June 12 at the parish courthouse in Edgard.

Amaya-Rodriguez remains in jail on $1.75 million bond. He has pleaded not guilty to three counts of negligent homicide and 39 counts of negligent injury.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/2oHiEwQ ) Amaya-Rodriguez had been scheduled for trial this month, but the date was changed after his court-appointed attorney quit in March.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, https://www.nola.com


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