NTSB: Bus that crashed killing 9 was speeding

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Investigation: Speed a factor

NTSB: Bus that crashed killing 9 was speeding - Safety investigators said a bus was traveling 88 to 92 miles per hour when it crashed last year in Utah, killing nine and injuring 43 others.

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WASHINGTON -- Safety investigators said a bus was traveling 88 to 92 miles per hour when it crashed last year in Utah, killing nine and injuring 43 others.

Investigators also told the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday that driver fatigue was a factor in the crash.

A motorcoach was carrying 52 passengers returning to Phoenix from Telluride, Colo., on Jan. 6, 2008 when it rounded a bend in a remote two-lane highway near the town of Mexican Hat, careened off the side of the road and rolled down an embankment.

The roof of the motorcoach was sheared off and everyone but the driver and one passenger were thrown out.

The board recommended a decade ago that safety standards for motorcoach roofs be strengthened.

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