Metro Employee Arrested for '08 Bus Crash

Thursday, Apr 21, 2011  |  Updated 9:01 PM EDT
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A former bus driver fired and rehired by Metro after a fatal 2008 crash is indicted in that case.

A former bus driver fired and rehired by Metro after a fatal 2008 crash is indicted in that case.

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Metro Employee Arrested in 2008 Crash

A former bus driver fired but rehired by Metro following a fatal 2008 crash was taken into custody Thursday morning.
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A Metro station manager was arrested Thursday morning on charges resulting from a Metrobus crash that killed one person and injured several others in 2008.

Ronald W. Taylor was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals at about 7 a.m. at the Cheverly Metro station. He was charged with operating a vehicle in a negligent, wreckless and careless manner.

The charge stems from the fatal Metrobus crash on Sept. 26, 2008. Police said Taylor was the driver of a Metrobus that collided a with a minivan taxi at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and 19th Street NW in Foggy Bottom.

A family of four was in the taxi at the time of the crash. The father, Bartlett Tabor, of California, died. The other family members were transported to an area hospital and were eventually released.

A warrant was issued for Taylor on April 19, leading to his arrest Thursday. He is scheduled to be arraigned May 10.

Taylor was fired from his job after the crash, but was later reinstated by an arbitration panel. He is currrently "out of service without pay," according to Metro.

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