The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

State News

February 21, 2013

Pedestrian in Charleston killed by bus

CHARLESTON — A Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation driver is on paid suspension after the bus he was driving hit and killed a pedestrian.

Police say the bus hit 40-year-old Joseph Bias as he was stepping onto the street at an intersection in Charleston. Bias died at the scene.

The accident occurred around 5 a.m. Thursday. Five passengers were on the bus at the time.

KRT general manager Denny Dawson says the driver was placed on paid suspension while the accident is investigated. He declined to identify the man, who has been a KRT driver for about 10 years.

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