Cement Trucker Convicted in Long Island Bus Driver's Death

Raymond Ragen's 13-foot-high truck smashed into a 10-foot railroad underpass then hit the oncoming bus

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    A Long Island cement truck driver has been convicted of manslaughter and assault for crashing into an overpass and a school bus in 2012, killing the driver.

    The Nassau County district attorney's office says 45-year-old Raymond Ragen, of Mineola, was convicted Wednesday after a three and half week trial.

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    After the July crash in Locust Valley killed Jorge Guevara and injured a bus attendant and four special-needs children going home from summer camp, the family of the victim continues to grieve. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013)

    The jury acquitted him of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

    The crash in Locust Valley killed Jorge Guevara. It also injured a bus attendant and four special-needs children going home from summer camp.

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    A school bus driver was killed and several others were hurt when a school bus was broadsided by a cement truck in Locust Valley Monday afternoon, authorities said. Greg Cergol reports. (Published Monday, Jul 23, 2012)

    Police say Ragen's 13-foot-high truck smashed into a 10-foot railroad underpass then hit the oncoming bus.

    His defense attorney had said it was a "tragic accident" and not a crime.

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    Investigators on Long Island are trying to figure out if speed was a factor when a cement truck collided with a school bus. Greg Cergol has more. (Published Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012)

    He said Ragan was driving slowly and safely, tried to stop in time, and was not impaired.

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