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Driver In Deadly I-80 Wreck Cited

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WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A truck driver from New Jersey has been cited for a deadly charter bus crash in Union County.

A Greyhound bus heading from New York City to Cleveland crashed into the back of the rig on Interstate 80 in October of 2013.

One woman was killed and dozens were hurt.

Authorities say the driver of the tractor-trailer, Akos Gubica of New Jersey, has been cited with careless driving and reckless driving.

Some of violations include operating vehicle in careless disregard, unintentionally causing death, operated vehicle in willful and wanton disregard for safety of persons or property, failure to use hazard lamps when unable to maintain 25 mph or normal flow of traffic, operating at a speed so slow as to impede the normal flow of traffic, operating vehicle with hazardous brake system.

Investigators said his truck had numerous mechanical problems. He also failed to submit to alcohol or drug testing after being involved in fatal crash.


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