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Bronx Tour Bus Crash Driver Has Licenses Suspended

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — State officials have suspended the license of the driver of the tour bus that crashed in the Bronx on Saturday, amid new questions about whether he should have even been issued a license to drive a bus in the first place.

Ophadell Williams will not be allowed to drive anything, a bus or a car, because both his commercial driver’s license and his personal license have been suspended, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

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Williams remains front and center in a state investigation in what went wrong in last Saturday’s tragic and fatal bus crash.

Sources told Kramer investigators have received information that he used the alias “Erik Williams”  several times when he was stopped by cops for speeding and other driving violations.

It’s believed Williams used multiple names in order to protect his commercial license and there are questions about whether Williams should have ever been issued a license to drive a bus.

The bus he was driving from the Mohegan Sun casino skidded into a highway sign post, which sliced the top like a knife, killing 15 passengers.

And on Thursday surprise inspections were conducted across the state. Of the 36 buses looked at, 10 drivers were taken off the road and eight traffic tickets were issued.

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