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Quinn seeks federal probe of Megabus

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Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. Pat Quinn wants a federal investigation of the transportation company, which saw two fatal accidents in Illinois in less than a week.

In one, a bus crashed in central Illinois, killing one person. In the other, the mirror on one of the company's buses hit and killed a pedestrian in Chicago.

Quinn sent a letter to the U.S. Transportation Department and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Thursday. He asked for "a full investigation" of whether the company follows proper procedures and precautions.

Megabus President Dale Moser said the company is deeply saddened by the deaths but noted that the accidents were unrelated. He said the company has the highest safety rating awarded by the federal agency that regulates bus companies.

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