Verdict Coming in I-95 Casino Bus Crash
07 Dec, 2012
By Polly Kreisman
There is a verdict in the manslaughter case against the bus driver that killed 15 casino-goers in that horrible crash on the Westchester-Bronx border last year on I-95.
Ophadell Williams’ sentence will come Friday. He’s been charged with 15 counts of manslaughter in the March 12, 2011, crash.
Williams has pleaded not guilty. He says a tractor-trailer cut him off and he lost control. The bus carrying gamblers coming from Mohegan Sun casinos in Uncasville, Conn. back to Manhattan’s Chinatown was split down the middle when it struck a pole on the Southbound side.
Prosecutors say Williams was so recklessly exhausted and sleep deprived, it was as if he was drunk. If convicted, he faces 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.