DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) – A bus driver has been charged for her role in Friday's deadly, multi-vehicle accident on I-85 northbound in Dinwiddie.
56-year-old Malverse L. Vanloan, of Greensboro, North Carolina, is now charged with reckless driving.
The crash happened just before noon Friday. According to Virginia State Police, the driver of a log truck and a Toyota Tundra pick-up truck were slowing for traffic while traveling in the left lane. Vanloan's bus struck the rear of the pick-up, pushing it into the rear of the log truck.
The driver and two passengers in the pick-up died at the scene. Meanwhile, the surviving female passenger is recovering at VCU Medical Center.
Vanloan will be arraigned on January 26, 2012 in the Dinwiddie County General District Court.
Virginia State Police is working with the Dinwiddie County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, who will review the case and determine if further charges will be filed.
We're told Vanloan was wearing her safety belt at the time of the crash.
The Chief Medical Examiners Office is still working to identify the victims.