The Castle Rock Police Department has recommended that the man driving a school bus that was involved in a fatal crash in Castle Rock last week face criminal charges.
The crash happened at the intersection of Perry and 5th streets.
Police said the driver of the car, a woman since identified as 92-year-old Barbara Riehl, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. She later died. No one aboard the bus was injured.
At the time of the crash, there were six teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17 on board the bus.
A release from Colorado Early Colleges Parker stated that it was their bus involved in the crash.
“This is a somber day for our CEC community. We are thankful that our students and bus driver are safe but are heartbroken over the loss of this precious life. On behalf of everyone at Colorado Early Colleges, our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and those impacted by this tragedy,” said Sandi Brown, Chief Executive Administrator of the Colorado Early Colleges Network in the release.
Police said the man driving the bus, identified as 70-year-old Steven Blair of Franktown, is accused of causing the crash by making an illegal left turn.
The bus was most recently inspected by the Colorado Department of Education on Nov. 28, according to the CECP release.