Police: Charlotte bus driver fatally struck man, fled scene

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(Photo: WSOC)

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A public bus driver in Charlotte has been accused of hitting and killing a man standing at a bus stop and then fleeing the scene without administering any aid.

Luis Garcia (Photo: CMPD)

News outlets report Luis Garcia was charged with a felony hit-and-run following the victim’s death Tuesday morning.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said officers found the victim lying on the street in front of the bus stop when they got to the scene.

Police say the 58-year-old victim attempted to get Garcia to stop the bus before he was struck.

Garcia’s employer said Wednesday he was fired following his arrest.