Bus crash: $100,000 backpack Found, Authorities investigating a deadly commercial passenger bus crash along a New Mexico highway say one of the passengers was carrying a backpack filled with almost $100,000 in cash.
Sandoval County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Elder said Friday the money was discovered after the passenger was transported to an Albuquerque hospital, where numerous other injured passengers and their belongings were taken following the crash.
Elder says the discovery has prompted a separate investigation. He had no other information.
The passenger was among two dozen people who were injured when the bus rolled and was sideswiped by a semi-truck along Interstate 25 early Sunday. The bus driver lost control while trying to avoid another crash that happened on the dark highway.
Three women aboard the bus were killed.
Elder says the investigation into the crash could take several weeks.