School Bus Driver Killed In Crash At DIA Laid To Rest

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – The school bus driver killed in a crash at Denver International Airport is now laid to rest as the investigation continues.

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Community members attended a funeral on Monday night for Kari Chopper in Thornton. She was a wife, mother and grandmother.

Her husband spoke during the service at The Crossroads Church on 128th.

“I’m a very lucky man because I got to say goodbye to my wife. Because when I drove her to work I got to say ‘Bye, I love you’ and I gave her a hug and a kiss,” Josh Chopper said.

(credit: CBS)

Josh Chopper (credit: CBS)

Chopper was driving the bus carrying football players and coaches from Legacy High School.

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(credit: CBS)

Investigators still don’t know what caused her to lose control of the bus on Sept. 11, but the coroner did find that she had an enlarged heart.


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