Criminal charges in NY bus crash that killed 4

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Posted: May 06, 2011 5:32 PM
Criminal charges in NY bus crash that killed 4

The driver of a double-decker Megabus that smashed into a low bridge in upstate New York in September, killing four passengers, is scheduled to be arraigned on criminal charges Monday.

The charges against John Tomaszewski (tahm-uh-ZOO'-skee) of Yardville, N.J., haven't been released because the indictment remains sealed. Onondaga County prosecutors didn't immediately return calls for comment Friday.

The Philadelphia-to-Toronto bus was carrying 29 people when Tomaszewski made a wrong turn off a highway and crashed early Sept. 11 on the Onondaga Lakeside Parkway in Salina, a Syracuse suburb.

Police say Tomaszewski was using a personal GPS with an audio feature and may have been distracted. They say about 10 signs warn trucks of the low bridge, some with flashing yellow lights.

The name of Tomaszewski's lawyer wasn't immediately available.