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Cement Trucker Charged With School Bus Driver's Death

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    Cement Trucker Charged With School Bus Driver's Death

    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)

    A Long Island cement truck driver has been charged with manslaughter six months after he struck an overpass and then a school bus, killing the driver.

    Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said Wednesday that the numerous charges against Raymond Ragen also include using a cell phone while driving, and driving while impaired by drugs.

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

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

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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, July 23, 2012)

    Defense attorney David Besso says it was a "tragic accident" and not a crime.

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