NTSB looking into Kan. RV crash that killed 5

Apr 3, 2012, 9:45 PM

Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The National Transportation Safety Board says it will review details of a motor home crash in Kansas that killed five family members from Minnesota.

The review will include looking into laws that allowed a 17-year-old to drive the 57,000-pound vehicle.

NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Tuesday that the agency wants to determine whether the driver was “legally able to drive” such a large vehicle and whether the applicable laws and licensing requirements “could have played a role in this accident.”

The crash happened Sunday as a large extended family and some friends returned from an annual motocross vacation in Texas. The vehicle broke through a guardrail on Interstate 35 in northeast Kansas and plunged into a ravine.

Five people were killed. Thirteen others, including the driver, were injured.

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NTSB looking into Kan. RV crash that killed 5