Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Black bus driver in fatal crash has criminal history

The State Department of Corrections says that Ophadell Williams, 40, was convicted of manslaughter for his role in a 1990 stabbing and served more than two years behind bars. Officials say he also has theft convictions. Additionally, two state officials say that Williams had his license suspended in 1995 after he failed to respond to several tickets. Williams claims that a tractor trailer sideswiped the bus, but witnesses, passengers and the driver of the tractor trailer contradict that claim. They say that in the moments before the crash, Williams swerved a few times for no apparent reason. Records reveal that drivers for the bus company, World Wide Tours, have been cited for fatigued-driving five times in the past couple of years.

No comments: