LOS GATOS -- The CHP said Monday that investigators are still interviewing witnesses in a probe of a party bus mishap that killed a 25-year-old Santa Cruz woman.
The probe will determine what happened and who was at fault, yet officers remained quiet on its progress.
"It's still wide open and we're still interviewing people," California Highway Patrol Sgt. Randy Hsu said of the investigation.
It will determine "what caused her death, who is at fault, what caused this whole collision," he said.
He declined to comment further because of the open investigation.
Natasha Noland, a 25-year-old buyer at Pacific Wave surf shop in Santa Cruz, was killed after she fell out of the bus about 11:50 p.m. July 27, the CHP said.
Noland was struggling with another woman on the bus, a 20-year-old Felton woman, who also fell out but had injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the CHP.
The bus was headed south on Highway 17 between Lark Avenue and Highway 9 with 12-15 passengers.
Everyone but the driver was drunk and on their way home from a Brad Paisley concert at Shoreline Amphitheater, CHP spokesman DJ Sarabia said.
Two people were arrested for public intoxication that night. No one else has been arrested, the CHP said.
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