A federal transportation official says no Texas or U.S. motor safety officers were on duty when an unsafe bus crossed the border hours before a fatal crash.
National Transportation Safety Board investigator Pete Kotowski spoke at a hearing Tuesday exploring the January crash near Victoria, Texas, that killed one man. The bus was carrying 46 passengers.
Bus owner Capricorn Bus Lines Inc. of Houston wasn't allowed to operate buses outside Texas. This bus could travel to Mexico because it was leased to International Charter Services Inc., also of Houston.