NEW YORK (AP) – Prosecutors will indict the captain and pilot in last year’s Staten Island ferry crash on charges including 11 counts of manslaughter, law enforcement sources said Tuesday.

Richard Smith, the pilot of the Staten Island ferry that crashed last year and killed 11 people, is expected to plead guilty today, when prosecutors announce the results of their 10-month investigation.

Smith is scheduled to enter a guilty plea in federal court in Brooklyn, according to the calendar for Chief Judge Edward Korman. The calendar does not specify the charge, and Smith’s lawyer declined to comment Tuesday.

In addition to Smith, the indictment names Michael Gansas – the ferry’s captain – and other ferry personnel as defendants, law enforcement sources said. A physician who treated Smith before the accident also faces charges, said one of the sources.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, refused to give further details.


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