Man charged in Greyhound bus crash makes first court appearance

Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Prosecutors are asking the court to keep the man accused of causing a Greyhound bus crash behind bars. Leroy Maass made his first appearance in court on Tuesday.


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Maass was a passenger on the bus headed to Oklahoma early Monday. Witnesses say he got into a fight with his brother, started talking about how someone was following him and jumped over a barrier where the bus driver was sitting, and grabbed the steering wheel.

The bus was going around 60 miles an hour on I-40 and hit a concrete barrier, seriously injuring the driver and hospitalizing two others. The pretrial detention request now heads to district court.

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