Suspect in Denver school bus crash charged

A man suspected of crashing a vehicle into a Denver Public Schools bus on April 13 had charges filed against him Tuesday.

DENVER - A man suspected of crashing a vehicle into a Denver Public Schools bus on April 13 had charges filed against him Tuesday.

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Louis Ortiz has been charged by Denver District Attorney Beth McCann with one count of vehicular eluding, one count of vehicular assault and one count of reckless driving.

Ortiz is alleged to have ignored a stop sign at North Tejon Street and West 39th Avenue and crashed into the school bus last Thursday afternoon. People in both vehicles were injured, and Ortiz was arrested and taken to Denver Health Medical Center.

Prior to the crash, police had spotted Ortiz driving a green Jeep Grand Cherokee nearby. It was suspected to be a vehicle that had escaped police March 30, and a marked patrol car followed it as it ran the stop sign and crashed into the bus.

Ortiz is in custody at Denver city jail. He is scheduled to appear in Denver County Court on April 20.

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