Passenger in deadly Mont. bus crash files suit


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A passenger in a western Montana bus crash that left two people dead and 32 injured has filed a lawsuit in state court.

The lawsuit accuses Rimrock Stages, Inc. and Greyhound Lines, Inc. of negligence. It says the bus was traveling too fast for icy conditions along Interstate 90 near Clinton last month.

The suit was filed Tuesday in state district court in Yellowstone County on behalf of 77-year-old Claude Oulman and his wife, Callie.

Oulman's attorneys say he suffered numerous broken bones and remains hospitalized.

The Montana Highway Patrol estimated the bus was traveling at 65 to 70 miles an hour when it went off the highway and flipped.

Rimrock took over the Billings-to-Missoula route from Cincinnati-based Greyhound last year, though the lawsuit calls Rimrock a Greyhound contractor.