Man, 22, charged in fatal bus collision in NY

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus rests against scaffolding at 14th Street and 7th Avenue in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, after an early morning collision between the bus and a truck. One person was killed and at least four were injured in the crash, that also involved several parked vehicles. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

February 13, 2014 3:23:29 AM PST
A 22-year-old Georgia man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and other offenses after police say he stole a delivery truck that struck an MTA bus in Manhattan, killing the driver.

Police say they received a report about the stolen truck around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and determined that it was in a collision at 7th Avenue and 14th Street, where it struck the bus, a scaffold and two parked cars.

The bus driver, 49-year-old William Pena of Hillside, N.J., was pronounced dead at the scene. The motorist, Dominic Whilby of Griffin, Georgia, was taken into custody and treated for non-life threatening injuries at Bellevue Hospital.

Four others - a bus passenger, two pedestrians and the operator of a three-wheel scooter - suffered injuries and are being treated at hospitals.

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