Bus driver arrested; charged with reckless homicide

Bus driver charged with reckless homicide

GREENFIELD — The driver of a church bus that overturned on Interstate 70 on July 28 killing a 6-year-old boy, has been arrested.

Charles Goodman, 53, was arrested Monday afternoon and booked into Hancock County Jail.

He’s charged with reckless homicide, a Level 5 felony, and driving while suspended, a Class A misdemeanor.

Police say Goodman’s license was suspended when he drove a bus of church parishioners to a youth conference in Dayton. The bus careened off the interstate, slammed into a tree and overturned on its side before catching fire. The crash killed Jacob Williams.

Goodman told investigators he fell asleep behind the wheel.

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Samm Quinn is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3275 or squinn@greenfieldreporter.com.