Metrobus Driver Sentenced in Fatal Crash

Authorities say Ronald Taylor was speeding through a red light

Friday, Jul 13, 2012  |  Updated 6:19 PM EDT
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Metrobus Driver Sentenced in Fatal Crash

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A former Metro bus driver will spend a year in prison, plus have three years of supervised release for causing a fatal crash back in 2008.

Authorities say Ronald Taylor was speeding through a red light at the intersection of 19th Street and Constitution Avenue NW when his bus slammed into a taxi.

A tourist from California was killed. The man's wife, children, and the taxi driver were hurt.

The crash happened as Taylor was heading back to Metro's garage after his shift. There were no passengers on board.

Taylor was on parole for two prior drug charges at the time of the crash. He faces an additional 18 months in prison for violating that parole.

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