GENEVA — Authorities say a bus crash last year in southern Switzerland that killed 22 Belgian schoolchildren returning from a ski holiday was probably caused by driver error or a fainting spell.
Six adults, including the driver in his 30s, also died in the crash on March 13, 2012.
Prosecutors in the canton (state) of Valais say a medical report concluded that the driver of the Belgian tour bus was suffering from a heart condition.
The report found the driver had also been taking antidepressants but these were unlikely to have triggered a suicidal impulse.
Earlier reports had discounted technical errors, speeding or alcohol as a cause.
Chief prosecutor Olivier Elsig said in a statement Tuesday that his office will now propose closing the criminal investigation into the case.