Bus Driver Found Dead Behind The Wheel


NEW YORK, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A New Jersey bus driver was found dead at the wheel of his vehicle, which had been missing for almost 5 hours, authorities said.

Thomas Truex, 26, of Edison, a driver for NJ Transit, was supposed to deliver the bus to a Meadowlands garage after dropping off his last passengers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York’s Times Square Thursday, WPIX-TV, New York, reported.

When the bus didn’t show up for almost 5 hours, transit officials became concerned and began making calls. Shortly afterward, the Port Authority called NJ Transit to report a bus with its motor idling where it wasn’t supposed to be.

An NJ Transit supervisor went to the Port Authority terminal and found Truex dead, slumped over the steering wheel.

Police said they were investigating but the death of Truex wasn’t considered suspicious.

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