Indiana man gets 14 years for deadly bus-minivan collision

A southern Indiana man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for a collision between a bus and a minivan that killed three people.

Brian L. Hodges of New Albany was driving a Miller Transportation bus in July 2017 when it slammed into a minivan stopped near Bloomington.

The crash killed 54-year-old Rose Pettus, 30-year-old Shante Lewis and 29-year-old Orlando Lewis Jr. of Greenwood.

The Herald-Times of Bloomington reported Hodges, 48, had methamphetamine and amphetamine in his system at the time of the crash. Hodges pleaded guilty to drug-related charges.

A Monroe County judge sentenced him Tuesday to 12 years on two counts of causing death while driving with a controlled substance in his system. Hodges was sentenced to 2½ years on a count of causing serious injury.

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