Bus in Bronx crash was speeding just before accident

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Posted: Apr 15, 2011 3:41 PM
Bus in Bronx crash was speeding just before accident

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The discount tour bus that crashed in the Bronx last month, killing 15 people, was traveling at its maximum speed of 78 miles per hours just before it slammed into a highway sign pole, said a federal report released on Friday.

The National Transportation Safety Board report found that 45 seconds before the deadly accident, the tour bus headed to New York's Chinatown from a Connecticut casino was speeding down Interstate 95.

"Approximately 45 seconds before the accident, the bus was traveling at its maximum governed speed of 78 mph," the report said. "Its speed had decreased prior to the accident."

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Greg McCune)