Juan Vasquez-Rodriguez Death, Obituary – On Thursday, federal investigators got to work trying to figure out what caused a catastrophe involving a Greyhound bus that occurred in southern Illinois and resulted in the deaths of three passengers. The collision occurred just before 2 o’clock on Wednesday morning when a bus that was carrying a driver and 22 passengers crashed into three tractor-trailers that were parked along an exit ramp for Interstate 70 in the vicinity of St. Louis.
Juan Vasquez-Rodriguez, 34, was a resident of Passaic, New Jersey; Buford Paya, 71, was a resident of Supai, Arizona; and Bradley Donovan, 47, was a resident of Springfield, Illinois. Those who perished were named. According to early findings presented by the Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn, all three individuals appeared to have died from blunt force trauma.According to Tom Chapman, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, the vehicle was fitted with cameras that faced both inward and outward, and the video from both sets of cameras would be studied. He also mentioned that the seatbelts were available on the 2014 model bus.
It is anticipated that a team of NTSB investigators would be on-site for up to six days, and Chapman stated that the presence of the vehicles on the ramp “will be a part of this investigation.”Edwin Brown, 22, from Friars Point, Mississippi, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he felt the bus shake as it traveled over rumble strips, and then the side of the vehicle “opened up like a can opener.”
Brown was a passenger on the bus at the time of the accident. Brown turned off the ignition with the assistance of a trucker after the collision, and the driver was coming in and out of consciousness as he did so, according to Brown. According to a post on Facebook made by the Amalgamated Transit Union, which is the union that represents Greyhound drivers, the bus driver was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.