Tyson Beckford's Nephew Domonic Whilby Stole Truck in Fatal NYC Crash, Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter: Report

Celebrity News Feb. 13, 2014 AT 11:00AM
Tyson Beckford Tyson's Beckford's nephew, Domonic Whilby, has reportedly been charged with vehicular manslaughter after allegedly stealing a truck and crashing into an NYC bus on Feb. 12, killing the bus driver. Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Tyson Beckford's nephew, Domonic Whilby, has reportedly been charged with vehicular manslaughter after being involved in a fatal car crash in New York City on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Police told the New York Daily News that Whilby, 22, stole a truck and crashed into a city bus in Greenwich Village, killing the bus driver.

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William Pena, a 17-year transit worker, died after being thrown from the bus, which collided into scaffolding and a building. Five other people, including Whilby, were injured in the accident, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Daily News, Instagram photos showed Whilby partying with his uncle at a birthday party for supermodel Shanina Shaik hours before the accident. After reportedly struggling to get home after the party, Whilby allegedly stole a truck from a garage.

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Police told CBS News that the truck crashed into the bus around 5:30 a.m. Whilby, a Griffin, Ga., resident, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter, grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and felony assault.

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A rep for Beckford, 43, did not return a call for comment to the Daily News, but a relative confirmed the relationship between Beckford and Whilby.

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