« Students murder labeled a hate crime | Main | Russia may use force in Kosovo »

Van driver charged in deadly crash

The van driver responsible for the accident which killed four children Tuesday has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Alianiss Nunez Morales, 23, ran through a stop sign and collided with the school bus, carrying 28 children, near the Southwestern town of Cottonwood.

Agents belonging to Immigration and Customs Enforcement believe that Morales is in the United States illegally. She does not have a valid Minnesota drivers license and has not given authorities her real name.

Morales faces four counts of homicide, each carrying a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

The Pioneer Press reported thursday that the ages of the victims ranged from 9 to 13. A memorial for the students killed took place on Thursday.