Cuomo Directs Investigation Of Crash

Published on March 15, 2011, 7:44 am
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Governor Cuomo just announced that he is directing Inspector General Ellen Biben to investigate how the driver of the tragic bus crash this weekend in the Bronx was able to obtain a license. That crash claimed the lives of 15 people.

Various news outlets reported today that the driver, Ophadell Williams, had a criminal past including a manslaughter conviction. Police also said Williams story that he was clipped by a tractor trailer was not true.

“Given Ophadell Williams’ criminal record and driving history, I have directed the New York State Inspector General to commence an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding how Mr. Williams was able to obtain and retain a commercial driver’s license,” Governor Cuomo said in a statement.


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