The driver of a coach carrying Alvechurch schoolchildren home from a ski trip which crashed in northern France killing a teacher and injuring several others will appear before a judge on Monday.
The coach driver, named in some reports as Derek Thompson, will appear in a court at Chalons-en-Champagne in northern France pending further inquiries into the crash in the early hours of Sunday morning, prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny confirmed.
The driver has been questioned about the crash since his release from hospital on Sunday.
Initial tests showed he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and local police are believed to be investigating whether he might have fallen asleep at the wheel.
Mr Thompson is is expected to be placed under formal investigation for involuntarily causing death and injury.
His appearance before a judge comes after tributes were paid to Peter Rippington, the teacher who died when the coach crashed near Rheims.
Mr Rippington was a "dedicated and inspirational teacher", Bryan Maybee, chairman of governors of Alvechurch Middle School, said in a statement read outside the school today.
"He will be so sadly missed by all those who knew him," he said.
Dozens of children were injured when the bus flipped over and plunged to the bottom of a motorway embankment in the Champagne-Ardenne region.
Mr Rippington's wife Sharon and daughter Amy were also injured in the crash, which involved 29 pupils from the school in Alvechurch, Worcestershire.
M Rocquigny said that 11 people remained in hospital, six of them seriously injured.
He said a 13-year-old girl had been transferred for treatment at the Necker children's hospital in Paris, where she had undergone an operation.
A statement from the Rippington family said: "We, as a family, are devastated at the tragic loss of Peter, a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, friend and teacher.
"We are still extremely concerned about the health of his wife Sharon, who was injured and is still recovering in hospital in France.
"Sharon is accompanied by her daughter Amy, who escaped the incident with minor injuries."
Mr Maybee said: "Our condolences and thoughts at this time are for everyone affected by this tragic accident."
After confirming that staff and children who were well enough to travel arrived back from France last night, the chair of governors added: "We continue to wish for the swift recovery and safe return of those who are currently being treated for injuries abroad.
"The school is open today and I can reassure you that specialist support is in place for children and staff.
"The headteacher's focus at this time, as I am sure you will understand, is being available to all who need her within the school.
"She joins me in praising Peter Rippington for all he has done for the school and local community over the years and her thoughts, as are mine, are with his family at this tragic time."
The Rector of Alvechurch, the Reverend David Martin, also paid his own tribute to Mr Rippington.
Issuing a statement near the school's main gate, he said: "The church community are holding all those affected by yesterday's shocking crash in our prayers, especially Peter's family.
"Peter was very much part of the wider community in Alvechurch and was known and liked by many.
"He gave his whole life to Alvechurch Church of England Middle School and will be sadly missed."