Ohio bus driver charged in crash that killed pedestrian

An Ohio bus driver has been charged in connection with a March crash that killed a pedestrian in a crosswalk in downtown Dayton. 

Former RTA bus driver, Sean Belyeu, 53, pleaded not guilty in Dayton Municipal Court to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter in the death of the 56-year woman, according to the Dayton Daily News. 

The Dayton city prosecutor’s office told the publication that the former transit driver could face 90 days in jail and a $750 fine if convicted.

“RTA was deeply saddened by the accident on March 10 where a life was lost. We continue to work with investigators and other parties,” RTA’s Deputy CEO Bob Ruzinsky said in a statement. “Mr. Belyeu’s employment was terminated on March 19th, following RTA policy. Our thoughts continue to be with the families of all involved in this tragic event.”

Belyeu is due back in court Aug. 10 for an arraignment, the publication reported. 

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