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No DNA from Cottonwood bus crash suspect found on airbags

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No DNA from Cottonwood bus crash suspect found on airbags
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) - Attorneys for the woman accused of driving the van involved in the fatal Cottonwood school bus crash say her DNA wasn't found on the van's two front airbags.

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The attorneys for Olga Marina Franco del Cid tell the Star Tribune that the tests show DNA from an unidentified male.

They say they consider the findings significant because they contend if Franco had been the driver, her DNA would likely have been found on the driver's airbag.

Franco, a Guatemalan immigrant, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide, criminal vehicular injury and other charges related to the February 19 crash, which killed four children.

She contends her boyfriend was behind the wheel but fled after the crash. He has not been found. Franco says she was in the passenger seat.

Lyon County Attorney Rick Maes didn't immediately return a call Friday from The Associated Press.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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