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UPDATE: Man Hit and Killed by KRT Bus; Name Released

By: Rahel Solomon, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Rahel Solomon, WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE @ 6:15 p.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police have released the name of a man who was hit and killed by a KRT bus Thursday morning.

Police say Joseph Bias, 40, was at the corner of 4th Avenue and Stockton Street in Charleston when a KRT bus hit and killed him.

"It's a terrible event it's obviously something none of us want to see happen," Doug Hartley, assistant general manager of KRT said. "We just hope and pray that God looks down on all the families involved and gives them comfort."

Neighbors who live by the intersection say the area doesn't normally experience accidents.

"It's safe.. like nothing normally happens here," Sueina Matekuolova said.

At this time, police are still investigating how the accident happened, but believe that Bias stepped on the street as the KRT bus turned onto 4th Avenue and was hit.

The accident happened about 5 a.m. while it was still dark. Police are investigating if visibility was a factor.

"We're also doing other things in our investigation ... the street, the lights and other things," Cpl. Brian Jones said.

Five passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident. At this time, no charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

The driver of the bus has requested several days off from work because of the accident. He is expected back at work Monday.

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UPDATE 2/21/13 @ 7:50 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Police are investigating an accident where a man was hit and killed by a KRT bus in Charleston.

The accident was reported about 5 a.m. along Stockton Street.

Charleston Police tell WSAZ.com the bus was on Stockton Street, trying to make a right turn on 4th Avenue when the man was hit by the rear tire. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Five passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident.

No other details are being released at this time.

Stockton Street was closed during the investigation, but at 8:20 a.m. the road reopened to traffic.

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UPDATE 2/21/13 @ 6:50 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- An investigation is underway into how a man was hit and killed by a KRT bus in Charleston Thursday morning.

Charleston Police at the scene tell WSAZ.com the victim is a man. They are not releasing his name at this time.

Officers said the bus was turning onto 4th Avenue from Stockton Street about 5 a.m. when the man was hit.

They're interviewing the driver and passengers from the bus.

They also plan to take a look at the bus video.

Stockton Street at 4th Avenue continues to be shut down at this time.

Be sure to check back at WSAZ.com for the latest information.



ORIGINAL STORY 2/21/13 @ 5:30 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A person is dead after being hit by a KRT bus in Charleston.

A Metro dispatcher told WSAZ.com that it happened about 5 a.m. Thursday on Stockton Street near the 4th Avenue intersection.

Police aren't yet releasing the name of the person.

Metro says Stockton Street will be shut down for several hours.

Be sure to check back at WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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