News: Authorities identify woman fatally struck by bus in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Authorities have identified a woman who was fatally struck by a bus in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday morning.

This is an update to a previous story.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said the victim was 56-year-old Maria Zevallos of Coral Springs. The accident happened at the Broward County bus depot on NW First Avenue at about 6:47 a.m.

According to traffic homicide detectives, Zevallos was crossing a roadway within the depot when she was hit by the front passenger side of a Broward County Transit bus preparing to turn into one of the aisles.

Zevallos was knocked to the ground.  As the bus turned, the driver slowed to a stop and she was hit by the rear passenger tire of the bus.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue pronounced Zevallos dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.  The BSO said mechanical malfunction is not considered to have been a contributing factor.

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