RIVERSIDE, Calif.: Driver pleads guilty in deadly bus stop crash | State News | FresnoBee.com
RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A driver
who plowed into a Riverside bus stop, killing a woman and a 7-year-old
girl, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1fP9jqK ) 46-year-old Joe
Williams was ordered Thursday to serve six months in custody of the
Sheriff's Department, but his sentence could include a work-release
program in lieu of jail time.
Williams was indicted after
prosecutors told a grand jury that he had a history of blackouts
seizures and should not have been driving.
Authorities say Williams, a parking enforcement agent, blacked out at a red light on Dec. 28.
motorists behind him honked their horns, Williams accelerated, veered
up onto the shoulder of the road and crashed into a bus bench.
Twenty-eight-year-old Melissa Bernal and 7-year-old Aniya Mitchell were killed.
The girl's mother and father received serious injuries but survived.