Survivors of deadly bus accident refute driver's story
Survivors and witnesses of Saturday's horrific Bronx tour bus crash are dismissing the driver's story that he was cut off by a tractor-trailer.
World Wide Tours driver Ophadell Williams claims a tractor-trailer clipped the bus while changing lanes at about 5:30 a.m. and sped away.
But passengers have told investigators that Williams swerved to the right a number of times just before the accident and was speeding.
A law enforcement official says none of the passengers felt the bus get hit and motorists on I-95 say they didn't see a collision.
Hours after the crash, State Police located the tractor-trailer in question.
"The trailer, which was part of a delivery, was located on Long Island. It was identified there and secured. The tractor was identified in Westchester County and was secured at that location," says Major Michael Kopy, of the New York State Police.
The tractor-trailer is being inspected at the State Police barracks in Farmingdale for evidence of damage caused by a possible collision.
State police say Williams's blood was tested for drugs and alcohol. The results are not in yet.
AP wire services were used in this report.