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Ophadell the gummy-worm craniumed coon goes “opha” da line and turns coach into opened can of King Oscar’s, leaving interstate littered with street meat as latest attempt by idiotic integration illiberals takes a wrong turn with Grape-Ape behind the wheel.

Sambo-chauffeur also sports impressive TNB resume of stabbin’ grabbin’ and license-less  taxi-cabbin’.

Ophadell Williams, bus driver in horrific crash, did prison time for manslaughter, forgery

BY John Lauinger, Simone Weichselbaum and Bill Hutchinson
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS

Originally Published:Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 6:36 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:22 PM

“…Well, da first thang ah remember is ize was feelin ah breeze, so ize yale back to da honkeys… hey! roll dem muthafuckin’ windas up, jack! Well, den ize happens ta looks up an ah seez dat da bus aint’s gots no roof anymoes!
Nuh, Ize seems ta recollect dat da bus dun hav a roofs when ize gots in it, so ize start thinkin.. damn Ophadell, dis am gonna neg-ah-tiv-ely affects ya insurance premium. If ize hads insurance, dat is ta say…”
NBC New York

Ophadell Williams’ driving privileges were suspended after he ignored tickets for speeding and driving without a license in 1995, The Associated Press reported.

The bus driver in the horrific Bronx crash had two criminal convictions: for stabbing a man to death and stealing from the Police Athletic League.

Ophadell Williams‘ troubling history emerged Monday as the toll from Saturday’s accident rose to 15 with the death of a 70-year-old man.

Williams shouldn’t even have been at the wheel – his driving privileges were suspended after he ignored tickets for speeding and driving without a license in 1995, The Associated Press reported.

Williams, of Brooklyn,  is expected to speak to investigators Tuesday. His past prompted Gov. Cuomo to order the state inspector general to investigate how he “was able to obtain and retain a commercial driver’s license.”

PHOTOS: AT THE SCENE OF THE HORRIFIC CRASH THAT LEFT 15 DEAD

His rap sheet also raised questions about what kind of background check he got before being hired by the World Wide Travel bus line. Officials said Williams, “in concert with other people,” fatally stabbed a man in Brooklyn in 1990 – when he went by the name Eric Williams. He served two years in prison for manslaughter.

A source said Williams was arrested again in 1997 for forging a PAL check for $83,905. Convicted of grand larceny, he was imprisoned from 1998 to 2002.

“How could he have such an important job, taking people’s lives in his hands?” said Patrick Wang, whose brother-in-law Michael Leh, 66, of Brooklyn, was killed in the crash.

A tearful Ling Chow, 57, of Chinatown, said her parents, Kam Ming Eng, 81, and Yuk Chun Eng, 78, of Bellmore, L.I., lost their lives too soon. “They were waiting for great-grandchildren,” she said.

Kerlyne Innocent, 32, of Brooklyn, Williams’ co-defendant in the PAL ripoff, called him “the Devil.”

Innocent, an ex-PAL worker, said Williams, 40, told her he was a cop and coaxed her into sneaking him blank PAL checks.

“I only know him for who he was at that time, a liar, a manipulator and impersonator; everything bad, nothing good,” said Innocent,  who received five years’ probation for her role  in the scam.

Williams initially told cops he lost control of the bus on Interstate 95 after a big rig sideswiped him. Investigators have found no credible evidence backing his story. Passengers told cops Williams nodded off at the wheel several times right before the bus careened out of control at 5:35 a.m.

The coach, carrying 32 passengers back to Chinatown from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut, toppled and skidded into a freeway signpost.

Authorities were trying to identify two fatalities and one man in critical condition.

In addition to Leh, a retired grocery manager, and the Engs, the other victims were identified as May Lin Wong and her husband, Ock Thling Wong, 83, of Chinatown; Bing Fong Lee of Brooklyn; Miguel Aquino, 55; Jose Garcia; Don Lee, 76; Biqin Mei; Ninh Tran; Yang Xian, and Jian Hua Wang, 40.

Six passengers were in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, with four of them on respirators.

With Alison Gendar Kerry Wills, Irving DeJohn and Daniel Beekman

whutchinson@nydailynews.com

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