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Citations for driver of Megabus that killed pedestrian

CHICAGO (CBS/STMW) ― Citations have been issued against the driver of a Megabus that struck and pinned a man, killing him, Tuesday evening in the West Loop.

The driver, Shervyle Pruitt, 45, of the 1800 block of East 225th Street in Sauk Village, was cited for reckless driving and violating pedestrian right-of-way in a crosswalk.

Pruitt was driving the private Megabus lines bus west on Adams Street Tuesday evening when, in an attempt to turn south onto Desplaines Street, the driver struck a 63-year-old male pedestrian in the crosswalk, according to a release from police News Affairs.

Emergency crews responded to the crash and found an adult pinned under a bus, Fire Media Affairs Chief Joe Roccasalva said. The victim was removed from under the bus by paramedics and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, he said.

The victim, Wesley Krueger of the 17200 block of Parkside Avenue in South Holland, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial at 5:29 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said the bus that was operated by Megabus.

Megabus, which offers low-cost travel to many Midwestern and Eastern cities, uses Union Station as its downtown Chicago terminal.

An autopsy for Krueger is scheduled for later Wednesday.

Read the original article from WBBM News Radio.

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