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Verdict expected in deadly Megabus crash in NY

Judge to decide case of Megabus driver charged with criminally negligent homicide after crash By The Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) ' A New York judge is set to announce a verdict Tuesday in the case of a bus driver charged with homicide after his double-decker crashed into a low overpass, killing four passengers.

Onondaga (ahn-uhn-DAH'-gah) County Court Judge Anthony Aloi heard the non-jury case against 60-year-old John Tomaszewski (tom-uh-SHEV'-skee) of Yardville, N.J. Tomaszewski could face up to four years in state prison on each of four counts if convicted of criminally negligent homicide.

Four passengers on the bus were killed when the Megabus hit the railroad bridge just outside Syracuse early on the morning of Sept. 11, 2010.

Tomaszewski was driving from Philadelphia to Toronto with a planned stop at the Regional Transportation Center in Syracuse when he missed an exit from Interstate 81 and ended up on the parkway instead.

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