The driver of a Gary church bus that overturned near Indianapolis, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 others, says the vehicle had mechanical problems.
Fifty-three-year-Charles Goodman of Chicago told reporters Tuesday the bus had problems with its suspension and power steering and was overheating. He also disputed investigators' assertion that he was driving on a suspended license.
Goodman is being held in the Hancock County Jail in Greenfield.
Goodman is charged with reckless homicide and driving with a suspended license. A judge appointed a public defender for him Tuesday.
Hancock County Prosecutor Brent Eaton says Goodman has admitted falling asleep at the wheel.
Goodman was driving a group from Gary's St. Jude Family Worship Center to religious convention in Ohio when the crash occurred July 28 on Interstate 70.