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NTSB investigators examining motorcoach damage. This photo is (Credit: NTSB/)

NTSB investigators examining motorcoach damage. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries.

Fatal bus crash in the Bronx

Fifteen people died in a bus crash on Interstate 95 in the Bronx as Ophadell Williams was driving gamblers to Manhattan's Chinatown from the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn. The bus struck a guard rail, toppled over and hit a signpost that tore open the top before skittering to a stop. (March 12, 2011)

NTSB investigators examining motorcoach interior. This photo is
(Credit: NTSB/)

NTSB investigators examining motorcoach interior. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries.

NTSB investigators examining motorcoach damage. This photo is
(Credit: NTSB/)

NTSB investigators examining motorcoach damage. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries.

Post crash view of the accident bus, with
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Post crash view of the accident bus, with panel sections laid out. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries.

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View of damage to the motorcoach passenger compartment.
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View of damage to the motorcoach passenger compartment. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries. Photo courtesy of the New York State Police.

Aerial View of Bus Interior and Removed Inverted
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Aerial View of Bus Interior and Removed Inverted Roof. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries.

Close-up views of the motorcoach and the vertical
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Close-up views of the motorcoach and the vertical sign posts. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries. Photo courtesy of the New York State Police.

View of motorcoach at final rest and vertical
(Credit: NTSB/)

View of motorcoach at final rest and vertical sign posts. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident,15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries. Photo courtesy of the New York State Police.

NTSB investigators examining motorcoach damage. This photo is
(Credit: NTSB/)

NTSB investigators examining motorcoach damage. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries.

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View of Seatbacks Cut During Extrication. This photo
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View of Seatbacks Cut During Extrication. This photo is in the NTSB report of the Bronx bus crash on March 12, 2011. As a result of this accident, 15 passengers were killed, 17 passengers received serious to minor injuries, and the bus driver received minor injuries.

The scene of a bus crash that killed
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The scene of a bus crash that killed 15 people on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway. (Mar. 12, 2011)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly
(Credit: James Carbone)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly
(Credit: James Carbone)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly bus crash on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

The scene of a deadly crash on the
(Credit: James Carbone)

The scene of a deadly crash on the southbound New England Thruway at the Hutchinson Parkway where a tour bus overturned, leaving 15 people dead and several badly hurt, authorities said. (March 12, 2011)

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Investigators are on the scene of a bus
(Credit: James Carbone)

Investigators are on the scene of a bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

Police and other investigate the scene of a
(Credit: James Carbone)

Police and other investigate the scene of a fatal bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

Investigators and other are on the scene of
(Credit: James Carbone)

Investigators and other are on the scene of a fatal bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

Police and others investigate the scene of a
(Credit: James Carbone)

Police and others investigate the scene of a fatal bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

Investigators probe the scene of a fatal bus
(Credit: James Carbone)

Investigators probe the scene of a fatal bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

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Police and others investigate the scene of a
(Credit: James Carbone)

Police and others investigate the scene of a fatal bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks at the scene
(Credit: James Carbone)

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks at the scene of a fatal bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

The investigation continues at the scene of a
(Credit: James Carbone)

The investigation continues at the scene of a fatal bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

New York City police and firefighters work the
(Credit: James Carbone)

New York City police and firefighters work the scene of a deadly bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly
(Credit: James Carbone)

Emergency personnel work the scene of a deadly bus crash Saturday morning on the New England Thruway at the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx. A World Wide Tours bus overturned about 5:30 a.m. Saturday and rammed a sign support post, which tore through the bus' windows, leaving 14 people dead and many more injured, according to officials. (March 12, 2011)

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