Prosecutors File Charges Against Woman Accused of Causing Fatal School Bus Crash

Prosecutors have filed federal charges against the woman accused of causing a fatal school bus crash near Cottonwood in southwestern Minnesota.

Twenty-four-year-old Olga Marino Franco del Cid is charged in federal court with two counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of false representation of a Social Security number.

Prosecutors allege she gave authorities a false name and Social Security number after the crash February 19th, when four students were killed when a van she drove crashed into their school bus.

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The same charges were also filed against 29-year-old Francisco Sangabriel-Mendoza, also of Minneota. He was the registered owner of the van. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Franco was charged earlier in state court with four counts of criminal vehicular homicide.