DENVER — The Latest on the crash of a school bus at Denver International Airport (all times local):

1:30 p.m.

Police say a bus driver was speeding before she crashed head-on into a concrete pillar at Denver International Airport while carrying members of a suburban Denver high school.

The medical examiner’s office says 43-year-old Kari Chopper was killed in the Sunday crash that also injured 18 students and coaches.

The students were returning from a football game in California, and the vehicle was circling back to the airport for an unknown reason when it crashed.

Sgt. Mike Farr says investigators still don’t know what caused Chopper to drive directly into the pillar. They are investigating whether she suffered a medical condition. They are also studying the bus for mechanical problems.

Officials say the three coaches remain hospitalized with serious injuries. The students have been released.


10 a.m.

It’s a somber start to homecoming week at a suburban Denver high school after a bus crash at Denver International Airport killed the driver and injured 15 students.

Students at Legacy High School in Broomfield had counselors available and were shielded from reporters Monday. School officials say Legacy’s homecoming week will have special poignancy because of Sunday’s crash, which killed the driver and injured 18 passengers.

The students on board were mostly junior varsity football players returning home from a game in California. School officials say three staff members also were injured in the crash.

The driver’s name and possible cause of the crash haven’t been released.


8:30 a.m.

Traffic is flowing at Denver International Airport after a school bus crash that killed the driver and injured 18 students and staff members forced the closure of a major passenger pickup area.

Airport officials reopened lanes late Sunday, hours after the bus carrying high school football players veered off a roadway and slammed into a concrete pillar.

Adams 12 Five Star Schools says 15 students suffered minor injuries, with three staffers suffering more serious injuries because they were sitting toward the front of the bus.

Police haven’t released information on the cause of the crash. The driver’s identity hasn’t been released.

Police haven’t released information on the cause of the crash. The driver’s identity hasn’t been released.


7:45 a.m.

Officials say two people are still in critical condition after a school bus carrying high school football players veered off a roadway and slammed into a concrete pillar at Denver International Airport, killing the driver.

A Denver Health spokeswoman said Monday that two others are hospitalized in serious condition and one in fair condition. The hospital wouldn’t release more details.

The airport has said at least five others went to other hospitals, but didn’t say where or what their conditions were.

A school bus picking up members of the Legacy High School football squad smashed into a pillar Sunday afternoon. Authorities say the bus carried 28 students and four adults.

Police haven’t released information on the cause of the crash. The driver’s identity hasn’t been released.