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Police Investigate Fatal Metrobus Crash in Md.

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With its million dollar price tag, commuters using a new bus stop in Arlington feel like they're waiting in the lap of luxury. But the hefty cost of the futuristic commuter hub has many crying foul and wondering how officials could green light such a large expense on a single location. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

With its million dollar price tag, commuters using a new bus stop in Arlington feel like they’re waiting in the lap of luxury. But the hefty cost of the futuristic commuter hub has many crying foul and wondering how officials could green light such a large expense on a single location. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — Montgomery County police are investigating a fatal pedestrian collision involving a Metrobus.

Police say the bus was picking up passengers at a bus stop at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Olney-Sandy Spring Road late Wednesday night. As the bus was pulling away, a pedestrian fell under the bus and was struck.

Investigators say 50-year-old Ronald Maurice Johnson of Brookeville was taken to Suburban Hospital. It was thought that he had non-life-threatening injuries. But his condition worsened overnight. Police say Johnson died early Thursday morning.

Police identified the driver as 54-year-old Anthony Whitaker of Silver Spring.

An investigation continues as to what caused the collision.

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