The terrible bus crash
that killed four school kids and injured over a dozen others earlier this week was the fault of an unlicensed illegal alien
, Alianiss Nunez Morales. She was driving a van that ran through a stop sign and smashed into the bus. (Computer animation of the crash here
Days after the Lakeview School bus crash, the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) joins the investigation."We are working closely with the state patrol into the circumstances surrounding the accident, including the legal status of the driver of the van," said ICE agent Tim Counts.23-year-old Alianiss Nunez Morales had been driving the van, which investigators say smacked into a Lakeview school bus. That accident sent her to the hospital. When Morales was released Thursday afternoon, the Minnesota State Patrol made a probable cause arrest for criminal vehicular operation. Lyon County Sheriff Joel Dahl said, "They have talked to the prosecutor. They have enough information whatever that has entails at this point to take her into custody."
[Federal Immigration Officials Now Looking Into Fatal Minnesota Bus Crash, KSFY-ABC News, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Feb 21, 2008]
Shown below are the four children killed (clockwise from top left) Hunter Javens, 9, and his brother Jesse Javens, 13, both of Cottonwood; Emilee Olson, 9, of Cottonwood; and Reed Stevens, 12, of Marshall, MN.