Palm Beach County (Florida) sheriff’s investigators on April 6 arrested a 57-year-old man in connection with a crash at a school bus stop last month that left two teenagers dead.
Angel Antonio Lopez was taken into custody without incident, officials said during a news conference. They reported in a news conference that Lopez lost control of his 2018 Alfa Romeo while under the influence of temazepam, a prescription sleeping pill. The amount in his system, according to a toxicology report, was more than four times the legal limit.
That morning, first day back from spring break for Royal Palm Beach Community High School students, the car struck four students at their bus stop at the corner of Crestwood Boulevard South and Cypress Lake Drive. Two students – a boy and girl, both 15 – died of their injuries. The other two, ages 16 and 17, left the hospital and are recovering from their injuries, according to WPTV.
The news outlet also reported that the school district plans to relocate the bus stop.
Lopez was charged with DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide, driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury, driving under the influence causing property damage, and reckless driving.
Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County, said: “It’s unfortunate that too many people drive recklessly on our roadways and put lives at risk. We can’t have a safe community without having safe streets.”