On Feb. 12, Dominick Whilby, 23, allegedly smashed a stolen truck into a city bus at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue, killing bus driver William Pena. Prosecutors said Whilby’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
There was a dramatic faceoff in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday, as District Attorney Cyrus Vance threw the book at an alleged drunken driver who killed a bus operator.
William Pena’s relatives are suing the nightclub 1 Oak, where Dominic Whilby, 22, of Griffin, Ga., was partying before the Feb. 12 accident.
A 22-year-old Georgia man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and other offenses after police said he stole a delivery truck that struck an MTA bus in Manhattan, killing the driver.
The impact was so strong, it sent both vehicles crashing into a building and several parked cars. The scaffolding that was in front of the building collapsed onto the wreckage.