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Jan 11, 1999

Bicyclist killed by bus on Southern Highway

A man is dead after being hit by a bus Saturday night on the Southern Highway. Police report a Z-Line Bus driven by Teopilo Chavarria was travelling from Independence to Punta Gorda around 8:30 p.m. Chavarria says between mile forty-six and forty-seven he noticed Miguel Angel Martinez Nuñez, riding on the right hand side of the road. Chavarria told police that to avoid hitting the cyclist he moved over to the left-hand side of the road but unfortunately the man riding the bike made the same maneuver and was knocked down. Nuñez suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at the Independence Clinic. Today Chavarria was charged with manslaughter by negligence, driving without due care and attention and causing death by careless conduct.

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