Cincinnati Metro bus driver pleads guilty in fatal crash

CINCINNATI (AP) — The driver of a Cincinnati Metro bus that struck and killed an elderly man and injured his daughter has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

A Metro spokeswoman said the bus was making a left turn in January when it hit two people who were crossing the street. Seventy-three-year-old Stephen Frank was killed. His 41-year-old daughter Emily was injured.

Tyrone Patrick had been charged with two vehicular manslaughter counts and a vehicular homicide count.

The 57-year-old pleaded guilty to the vehicular homicide charge on Wednesday. The other charges were dismissed.

The misdemeanor charge carries a penalty of up to six months in jail. Patrick’s sentencing is scheduled for mid-August.

Metro officials say he was fired earlier this month following an internal investigation.

Patrick’s defense attorney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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