Van Driver in Bus Crash Is in U.S. Illegally
The van driver involved in the Cottonwood school bus crash is said to be in the U.S. illegally, officials say.
In an article in The Star Tribune, the woman, Alianiss Nunez Morales, is using an alias. According to the article she has been charged with four counts of criminal-vehicular homicide, running a stop sign and driving without a license.
Another article in The Pioneer Press said, "The first four counts are felonies that carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $20,000 fine or both."
Morales told officials she is from Mexico. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have reason to believe that she is in the country illegally and using an alias, according to The Pioneer Press.
The Pioneer Press also said that Immigration officials have showed pictures of the real Alianiss Morales to her grandparents in Puerto Rico. "They did not recognize the woman in the picture."
"Judge Leland Bush set bail at $400,000 without conditions or $200,000 with conditions," said The Pioneer Press.