METRO bus driver fired after deadly accident

METRO officials fired the bus driver who was behind the wheel of a deadly accident last month

May 3, 2012 3:27:16 PM PDT
METRO officials fired the bus driver who was behind the wheel of a deadly accident last month.

Witnesses say a man walked into the side of a bus pulling into a station at Wheeler and Main on April 17. The man fell and was run over by the back wheels.

After an investigation METRO determined the driver, Mark Upchurch, could have taken measures to prevent that accident. Upchurch has been with METRO for 12 years.

The Harris County District Attorney's office will conduct it's own investigation.