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NOT GUILTY! Driver cleared in deaths of 15 in Chinatown bus crash

Ophadell Williams has been found not guilty of all manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide charges  in the horrific  Chinatown-bus crash that left 15 people dead last year.

He was only found guilty of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

He was behind the wheel of a Chinatown bus when it crashed last year on I-95. The NTSB said the accident was probably caused by driver fatigue.

But the defense says a truck cut the bus off and Williams crashed when he swerved to avoid it.

If he had been convicted on all counts he could be sentenced to  more than 25 years in jail and a fine of $250,000.


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