NY tour bus tragedy likely caused by fatigued driver


WASHINGTON — A tour bus that crashed last year while returning to Manhattan’s Chinatown from a casino, claiming 15 lives, was probably caused by a driver suffering from too little sleep and a bus company that provided too little safety oversight, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. They stopped short of saying Williams had fallen asleep. The five-member board, in a unanimous vote, said the driver, Ophadell Williams, had almost no sleep in the three days leading up to the March 12, 2011, accident except for naps he took on the bus while passengers were inside a Connecticut casino gambling.