Driver of bus that struck woman who died fired


CLEVELAND (AP) — The driver of an RTA bus in Cleveland that struck a pedestrian who later died has been fired.

A spokeswoman for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority said Friday that a review committee determined the driver slowed down, but failed to come to a complete stop before turning onto a street at Public Square.

Police have said 69-year-old Joan Kuendig was in a crosswalk when she was struck Dec. 7. The Shaker Heights woman was taken to a hospital and died a few weeks later.

An RTA spokeswoman says the driver was initially suspended and then fired Jan. 23.

The Cleveland city prosecutor’s office referred the case to a grand jury to consider any charges. A police spokesman said in December that no hearing date had been set.