Driver charged in bus wreck at Ft. Rucker

Published 10:20 am Monday, September 15, 2008

A Jefferson County man faces 23 charges, including felony homicide by vehicle, for a bus crash that left a Marine dead and scores of others injured.

The crash occurred March 9 on Fort Rucker.

Coffee County District Attorney Gary McAliley said 74-year-old Howard Glen Miller of Warrior was arrested Friday in Warrior.

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Authorities allege that Miller was driving a charter bus when it flipped in a curve and overturned on Mateson Range, near state Highway 27.

He was charged with 7 counts of first-degree assault, all felonies, and 15 counts of misdemeanor third-degree assault.

A 19-year-old Marine died. 22 others were injured.

Miller was being held in the Coffee County Jail on bonds totaling $91,500.