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Second Passenger Sues Driver in Fatal Bronx Bus Crash

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Passengers of a tour bus that crashed in the Bronx killing 15 people this month have filed suit claiming the driver was at fault.

In the second lawsuit filed linked to the crash, Erold Jean Marie is claiming driver Ophadell Williams was asleep at the wheel when the bus crashed on March 12 during a trip back from Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut.

Jean Marie saw the budget bus veer onto Interstate-95's rumble strip there times in a 20-minute period before the crash, his attorney said.

Williams' lawyer said Williams was rested and had swerved to avoid a tractor trailer.

Jean Marie is demanding $200 million in damages. The first passenger who sued, Yuke Chue Lo, 74, is asking for $20 million.

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