New details released in fatal crash involving CATS bus on S. Tryon St. in southwest Charlotte

Police say the driver of the truck was not wearing a seatbelt.
Drivers are asked to use caution and try to find an alternate route, as there are significant delays in the area.
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 10:01 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2022 at 10:21 AM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) – A portion of South Tryon Street was closed in southwest Charlotte following a deadly traffic crash Wednesday morning involving a CATS bus and truck.

According to the Charlotte Fire Department, outbound South Tryon Street was closed at the 1100 block of Garden Oaks Lane due to the collision.

Medic pronounced one person dead at the scene

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say the bus had just finished dropping off two passengers and was stopped in the right lane closest to the curb.

The driver of the truck, later identified as Robert Compton, failed to stop and rear-ended the bus, according to police.

Officers say he was not wearing a seat belt.

There were no other passengers on the bus, and the driver was uninjured.

Impairment is not suspected, according to police.

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