SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.– Charges have been filed in connection with a deadly tour bus crash that left eight people dead and several others injured.
Norberto Bravo Perez, 55, of San Ysidro was charged Nov. 3 with eight counts of felony Vehicular Manslaughter. If convicted as charged, he faces a maximum exposure of approximately 15 years in state prison.
Perez was arrested Wednesday morning, and is tentatively scheduled to be arraigned via video tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at the San Bernardino Justice Center. Click here to download a copy of the complaint.
The charges stem from an incident that took place along State Route 38, between Mentone and Forest Falls on Feb. 3, 2013. The bus, which originated from Tijuana, was heading back to Mexico from Big Bear.
“Thanks to the thorough investigative work of the California Highway Patrol and the National Transportation Safety Board, we were able to finally determine what occurred that horrible night when a bus full of people lost control and crashed on a mountain road,” District Attorney Mike Ramos said. “We intend to seek justice on behalf of the victims and their families.”
Lead Deputy District Attorney Cary Epstein will prosecute this case. At this time, no further details will be released.
Case number: FSB1503731