Civil trial in deadly Megabus crash begins

Monday, March 18, 2013

The civil lawsuit against Coach USA, the company that operates Megabus, got underway Monday in Philadelphia.

The lawsuit stems from the deadly crash in September 2010 of a double-decker Megabus.

It happened just hours after the bus, carrying 29 people, left Philadelphia.

The driver told police he made a wrong turn and slammed into a bridge in Salina, New York, a suburb of Syracuse.

Two of the four people killed had ties to our area, including 18-year-old Deanna Armstrong of Voorhees, N.J. and 19-year-old Kevin Coffey, a Temple University sophomore from Kansas.

The driver, John Tomaszewski of Yardville, N.J., was found to be at fault and is facing charges.

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