68-year-old woman struck and killed by MTA bus in Bronx: police


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THE BRONX — A woman died Tuesday after being struck by an MTA bus right near her Bronx home, according to the NYPD.

Units responded to the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Kappock Street, near the Spuyten Duyvil Creek in the Bronx, around 8:30 p.m. after reports of a person pinned under a bus, officials said.

A preliminary investigation determined that the MTA bus was traveling south on Kappock Street and turning left onto Johnson Avenue when it struck the 68-year-old woman crossing the street using the crosswalk, police said.

The NYPD said the victim, later identified as Ruth Mullen, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, Mullen lived in a Johnson Avenue building right across from where she was fatally struck.

The bus driver remained at the scene and no arrests had been made as of early Wednesday morning, according to officials.

“Our condolences and deepest sympathy go out to the family of the woman who did not survive an incident involving a bus in the Riverdale section of the Bronx,” said Craig Cipriano of the MTA. “It’s heartbreaking, we won’t rest until the facts and cause are determined and we are fully cooperating with the NYPD investigation.”

Editor’s note: Police provided updated information about the woman’s age and where she was pronounced dead on Wednesday morning. Additionally, the MTA initially provided incorrect information on the bus route. It’s been removed.

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