Driver in fatal Miami International Airport bus crash pleads guilty

Ramon Ferreiro sentenced to 2 years of house arrest, has license permanently revoked

MIAMI - The driver of a bus that crashed in 2012 into a Miami International Airport overpass, killing three people, has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide charges.

Ramon Ferreiro was sentenced Wednesday to two years of house arrest, eight years of probation and 300 hours of community service. The 48-year-old man's driver's license also was permanently revoked, although he can reapply for it after his probation ends.

Prosecutors said the 12-foot-tall charter bus driven by Ferreiro slammed into the 10-foot-high airport walkway overpass despite numerous signs warning of low clearance. Ferreiro was taking a group of Jehovah's Witnesses to an assembly in West Palm Beach.

There was no evidence of drug or alcohol use and no evidence Ferreiro was texting or otherwise distracted.

Relatives of the victims approved the plea deal.

"They were most concerned that he not drive again," Ferreiro's attorney, Theodore Mastos, told Local 10 News.

Mastos said he never intended to harm anyone.

"It was just that momentary lapse of judgement that put him in this situation," Mastos said.

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