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NJ Transit bus idled for 5 hours with dead driver

August 1, 2011 8:04:12 AM PDT
Officials are trying to determine why a NJ Transit bus with a dead driver inside idled for nearly five hours at the Port Authority terminal in New York.

Thomas Truex was found slumped in a passenger seat hours after he dropped off his last passengers Thursday morning. The bus was parked near a curb where drivers routinely stop for a bathroom or coffee break.

Port Authority Spokesman Steve Coleman told The Record newspaper officials probably need to take a look at coordination to make sure anything out of the ordinary is checked out.

Officials began looking for Truex, who drove a bus for 26 years, after he failed to return to the Meadowlands garage at 3 p.m.

His death is not considered suspicious.


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