No charges for driver after woman hit, killed by MARTA bus in Atlanta

The woman was hit in the area of 50 Cleveland Avenue just east of I-75 and Old Hapeville Road, according to Atlanta police.
The woman was hit in the area of 50 Cleveland Avenue just east of I-75 and Old Hapeville Road, according to Atlanta police.

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No charges are anticipated against a MARTA bus driver after a woman was hit and killed Sunday night in Atlanta, police said.

The woman was hit about 9:45 p.m. in the area of 50 Cleveland Avenue just east of I-75 and Old Hapeville Road. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died.

“Further investigation into this accident has revealed that the pedestrian was attempting to cross the roadway outside of a crosswalk when she was struck by the MARTA bus,” Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told AJC.com. “At this time, no charges are anticipated against the driver.”

The scene is near a church and the Cleveland Avenue branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. While the woman has been identified, authorities have not been able to locate her family.

In a statement, MARTA spokeswoman Stephany Fisher said the transit agency had “no further information to provide at this time.”

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