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Feds say bus in New York crash was speeding

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feds say BUS WAS SPEEDING BEFORE CRASH

The bus that crashed in the Bronx last month, killing 15 passengers, was traveling as fast it could go — 78 mph — less than a minute before it flipped onto its right side and slammed into a signpost, federal investigators said Friday. The National Transportation Safety Board said the bus had been exceeding the speed limit on Interstate 95 just 45 seconds before it veered off the highway, according to a preliminary report on the March 12 crash. The New York State Police have also been studying the crash and interviewing witnesses to help the Bronx district attorney determine whether to file criminal charges against the driver of the bus, operated by World Wide Travel of Greater New York, which was returning to Manhattan from an overnight trip to the Mohegan Sun casino in eastern Connecticut.

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Times wires

Feds say bus in New York crash was speeding 04/16/11 [Last modified: Saturday, April 16, 2011 12:13am]

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