Woman Faces Murder Charges In Fatal Crash Into School Bus That Killed 2

An Ann Arbor woman has been arraigned on murder and other charges after her SUV slammed into the rear of a disabled school bus, killing two people on May 29.

Michigan State Police said a fugitive team arrested 25-year-old Andre Edwards in suburban Detroit on Tuesday, September 25, according to Ottawa Citizen.

She is now facing two counts of second-degree murder, four counts of operating [a vehicle] while intoxicated causing death, three counts of child abuse and other charges.  Edwards is currently being held on $500,000 bond following her arraignment Wednesday, September 26.

What Happened?

On Tuesday, May 29, 25-year-old Andre Edwards crashed her SUV into a disabled school bus on I-94. The crash had instantly killed 42-year-old Nader Chehadi, a tow truck worker who was behind the bus. 28-year-old Antoinette Butler, who was Edwards’ front seat passenger at the time, died on Friday, June 1, a few days later in hospital from injuries sustained in the crash.

The school bus was empty at the time of the crash.

In the meantime, Edwards’ three children, aged five, four and two, were not properly secured in her car, police say, and all three were hospitalized, MI Headlines reported.

Witnesses said they saw Edwards’ car veer suddenly across all lanes of the highway to the right and drive on to the shoulder before trying to get back on to the road.

At this point, the SUV is reported to have hit the bus, Detroit News reported.

Who Is Andre Edwards?

Andre Edwards of Ann Arbor, a 25-year-old Detroit woman slammed into a disabled school bus while the bus was being towed. The crash ended up killing two people while her three children, all under five, unrestrained in the back.

Edwards was driving on a suspended license at the time of the crash, according to the Daily Mail. Since 2009, she had been disqualified from driving twice, her more recent exclusion for three or more alcohol-related convictions in less than 10 years.

Police allege Edwards was also under the influence of THC and alcohol while she was driving, and she faces multiple charges for both driving and causing injury without a valid license.

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