Driver of tour bus to be interviewed by investigators
The driver of the bus involved in a fatal accident Saturday morning is expected to be interviewed today by federal investigators.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y) has also ordered the state inspector general's office to begin its own investigation on how the bus driver, Ophadell Williams, received his commercial license despite poor driving and a criminal record.
The tour bus was returning to Chinatown in Manhattan from an overnight trip at Mohegan Sun when it crashed, killing 15 people.
The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) is currently doing a an investigation on Williams. Investigators say information such as what he was doing 72 hours before the accident, what he ate, drank and how much he slept will help them paint a picture of what exactly happened.
Officials say Williams was convicted of manslaughter in a 1990 stabbing and served more than two years in jail for that crime. He has also had his license revoked twice for speeding.
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