Durham bus driver charged after hitting, killing pedestrian Monday night

Photo by AJ Janavel/CBS North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A GoDurham bus driver who was driving the bus that hit and killed a man Monday night has been charged in the incident, police said Thursday.

Rita Jones has now been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

RELATED: Pedestrian dies after being hit by Durham transit bus

The incident happened around 9:50 p.m. near S. Roxboro Street and E. Enterprise Street, according to Durham officials.

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Durham police said Tuesday that Aaron Christopher Ryle, 46, of Durham, was crossing Enterprise Street at S.Roxboro Street when he was hit.

Ryle died at the scene.

Jones was making a left turn onto Enterprise Street from the northbound lanes of S. Roxboro Street when Ryle was hit.

There is a bus stop a block away from where the incident happened, according to GoDurham Transit.

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