RTA bus hits, kills woman in crosswalk in Dayton

A Dayton woman hit and killed by an RTA bus was crossing West Third Street while using a crosswalk, police said.

Lynn Willis, 56, died at Miami Valley Hospital, according to Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger.

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Her cause and manner of death have not been determined at this time.

The incident was reported at 6:58 a.m. Tuesday at North Wilkinson Street and West Third Street, according to 9-1-1 dispatchers.

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“At approximately 06:55 hours, an RTA bus was in the process of turning left from South Wilkinson Street onto West Third Street and struck a pedestrian that was in the crosswalk crossing West Third Street,” said Dayton police Sgt. Shawn Smiley. “The pedestrian, a female age 56, was taken by medic to Miami Valley Hospital with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to her injuries. The Crash Reconstruction Unit is handling the crash investigation which is ongoing.”

North Wilkinson and West Third streets were briefly closed as a result.

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Mark Donaghy, CEO of RTA said that all of RTA was “deeply saddened” by the incident.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Willis family,” he said in a statement.

We will continue to update this story as more details are available.

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