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Gov. Quinn calling for investigation into Megabus

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The governor of Illinois wants to know if Megabus is putting passengers and the public at risk.

 

In less than a week, the company was involved in two deadly crashes in Illinois.

News 4 is learning about a new investigation into the company.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is calling for an investigation after those deadly crashes.

The first was in Litchfield, Illinois when a bus bound for St Louis from Chicago lost control and slammed into a bridge pillar.

A student headed to the University of Missouri was killed in the crash.

Just a few days later another crash happened in Chicago.

A 76-year-old woman was struck by a Megabus mirror as the driver was attempting to make a turn.

Lawyers representing the woman’s estate filed a lawsuit against the company this week.

Governor Quinn just sent a letter to the U.S. Transportation Department and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday asking for a full investigation.

Megabus president Dale Moser says the company is deeply saddened by the deaths but also said the accidents were unrelated.

Moser also said the company has the highest safety rating awarded by the federal agency that regulates bus companies.

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