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Metro driver charged in Hyde Park Square pedestrian death

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The driver of a Metro bus that fatally stuck a 73-year-old man and hospitalized his daughter in January has been charged.

Tyrone Patrick, 57, faces two counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of vehicular homicide. He entered a not guilty plea Thursday and posted bond on all three charges.

Court documents claim Patrick made an improper left turn in Hyde Park Square on the night on Jan. 27. The bus struck two pedestrians in the crosswalk at Erie Avenue and Edwards Road.

Stephen Frank was pronounced dead at the scene. Emily Frank, 41, was taken to the hospital.

Patrick, a chaplain for the Cincinnati and Colerain Township fire departments, had been with Metro for 10 years. In January, police said he was fully cooperative with the investigation.

"We will now conclude our internal investigation and review Mr. Patrick’s employment status.  He is currently on paid administrative leave," read a statement released by Metro Thursday.

No passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident. 

Impairment, reckless driving and excessive speeds were not initially considered to be factors in the crash, according to Cincinnati Police Lt. Bruce Hoffbauer. 

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