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Madison police: Man apparently drinking just before being killed by transit bus

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Madison Police said a 68-year-old man was apparently drinking just before he left a transit bus, and died after being run over.  

It happened Monday night. Police said rescuers could not revive the man, and he died at a hospital.

Spokesman Joel DeSpain said a security camera showed that the rider appeared to be drinking alcohol. When he left the bus, he stumbled backward toward the vehicle and was run over by its rear wheels.

The bus driver is on paid leave while the incident is being investigated.  

The victim's name was not immediately released.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)