Accidents happen. If a man falls asleep while driving and crashes, that shouldn't be a crime, right? Not exactly. Sometimes, depending on the facts and circumstances, something as common as a tired driver can lead to charges of criminally negligent homicide or manslaughter.
Ophadell Williams told investigators that he was cut off by a semi-trailer, which led to him swerving and losing control of the vehicle. Instead, the investigation and witnesses indicate that there was no semi-trailer. There was an allegedly speeding bus, driving erratically, that drove off the side of the road, flipped, and had the roof sheared off by a pole. The brakes were never applied. The transmission was never downshifted. There was no effort to slow down before the fatal crash, reports Reuters.