Driver in fatal bus stop crash taken from hospital to jail
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The driver in Thursday morning's fatal bus stop crash was released from the hospital and taken into police custody.
An officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said 23-year-old Gary Hosey was released from Sunrise Hospital on Friday afternoon.
He was then taken to the Clark County Detention Center. Hosey faces four counts of felony drunken driving charges.
Hosey was injured in the crash that left four people dead and several others injured.
It happened early Thursday morning when police say Hosey, driving a Chevy Monte Carlo, lost control and careened into a bus stop at a high rate of speed..
Thursday's deadly incident isn't Hosey's first run-in with the law. He was arrested in previous years for drug possession, lewd conduct and obstructing an officer. The defense attorney's office said their was insufficient evidence to charge Hosey with those crimes.
The four passengers inside the car have been identified as 24-year-old Akiliu Atanaw, 26-year-old Maarig Tewolde, 31-year-old Wendim Fisenar (all from Las Vegas) and 22-year-old Adam Tamesgen from San Diego.
Hosey is a Las Vegas resident but not much about his personal life is known.
His first court appearance is set for Monday morning. In Nevada, a conviction for DUI causing death carries a maximum penalty of up to 26 years in jail. With four charges filed, Hosey could face up to 80 years behind bars.