Coral Springs Woman Killed By County Bus

xCoral Springs Woman Killed By County Bus

Broward County Transit {BCT}

By Kevin Deutsch

A Coral Springs woman was struck and killed by a Broward County Transit bus Thursday, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Maria Zevallos, 56, of 8426 N.W. 24th Ct., was crossing a road that runs through the county bus depot at 101 N.W. First Ave. in Fort Lauderdale when the bus, driven by Ann Marie Baker-Kennerly, 51, of Deerfield Beach, ran into her around 6:47 a.m., according to BSO.

Zevallos’ foot was run over by the front passenger side tire of the bus, causing her to fall to the ground, investigators said. As the bus turned, Baker-Kennerly slowed to a stop, and Zevallos was struck by the rear passenger tire of the bus, according to BSO.

Fort Lauderdale Police responded and secured the scene. Fort Lauderdale Fire-Rescue also responded and pronounced Zevallos dead, authorities said.

Mechanical malfunction is not considered a contributing factor in this crash, according to BSO.

The investigation is ongoing, and no additional information was made public at press time.

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Kevin Deutsch

Kevin Deutsch
Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.

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