Final Tour Bus Victim Laid to Rest

15 passengers killed in horrific mid-March crash.

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    AP
    Fifteen people died in the March 12 crash.

    The last of the 15 passengers killed in a tour bus crash in the Bronx seven weeks ago has been laid to rest.     

    The funeral for Wang Jianhua was delayed while his widow tried to obtain a visa in China.     

    On Monday, a small funeral attended by his wife, Lin Yaofang, and 20 other people, was held in Manhattan's Chinatown.     

    Wang's body was later taken to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. 

    Horrific Bus Crash in the Bronx

    [NY] Horrific Bus Crash in the Bronx
    Emergency crews respond to the scene. (Published Saturday, Mar 12, 2011)

    Lin told The New York Times that Wang was a good husband and father.     

    He died after returning home from a casino in Connecticut on March 12. A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board found that the bus was traveling 78 mph.     

    The World Wide Travel bus ran off Interstate 95 as it was returning from an overnight trip to the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn.

    The NTSB report says it veered to the right, crossed the shoulder, hit a barrier and traveled 480 feet as it fell over. Then it slid into a vertical sign support that cut through the bus at the window line.

    Inspectors found no evidence to support the driver's contention that the tour bus was clipped by a tractor-trailer before it swerved and tipped over, federal regulators said.