Patrol: bus driver passed out before Ohio crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says the driver of a Greyhound bus that ran off an interstate and flipped over apparently suffered a medical condition, passing out after choking on coffee just before the accident in southwest Ohio.

Lt. Ed Mejia (Muh'-HEE'-uh) said Monday that the final report on the Sept. 14 accident that injured at least 35 should be released this week.

Mejia did not know driver Dwayne Garrett's medical condition and was awaiting blood and toxicology results.

The bus carrying 51 passengers from Cincinnati to Detroit ran off Interstate 75 about 25 miles north of Cincinnati. There were no life-threatening injuries.

A recording at a phone number for 64-year-old Garrett says the number may be disconnected.

A Greyhound spokeswoman said Monday that she cannot comment on an ongoing investigation.

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