According to court documents, Bote was returning from a church mission trip. A woman with his group told investigators he has a mental disability and can become disorientated if he doesn't get enough sleep.
Investigators believed the chain-reaction crash began after the Jaguar hydroplaned and struck a guard rail. A passing big-rig then hit the car. Seconds later, additional 18-wheelers and a mini-van became tangled in the wreck.