- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Police say a 66-year-old Columbia man was killed after being killed by a city bus while he was crossing the street at an intersection.

The Columbia Daily Tribune (bit.ly/1U0nZwy) reports David Birkenbach was walking across Stadium Boulevard around 8 a.m. Monday when a bus attempted to turn left onto Stadium Boulevard. Police say Birkenbach was legally in the crosswalk when the bus driver failed to yield and struck the man while completing the turn.

Police spokeswoman Bryana Larimer says neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the crash.

The 22-year-old bus driver is a temporary, part-time employee who was placed on unpaid leave pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.

Eight passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash.


Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com



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