AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The University of Texas Police Department says that a Cap Metro bus driver involved in a deadly crash that killed a cyclist on campus has been arrested.
In response to the crash, Capital Metro released a statement saying:
Capital Metro was made aware of the arrest and continues to cooperate with law enforcement in their investigation of the January 28 crash. Our thoughts remain with the family and loved ones of Tony Diaz.
Capital Metro's service provider, Travis Transit, also released a statement saying that it was aware of UTPD's announcement and it says that the person arrested is no longer employed at Travis Transit.
UTPD has scheduled a news conference to discuss the arrest at 2 p.m.
According to a UTPD affidavit released in February, Diaz was riding on San Jacinto in the empty diagonal parking spaces, close to the east curb the night of Jan. 28.
The area was well lit and Diaz was wearing a reflective helmet and the bike itself had lights on it.
The bus drifted into the parking spaces and Diaz was pulled underneath. He became trapped under the bus and died at the scene, according to ATCEMS.
Cap Metro allowed a UTPD detective to view audio and video from the bus where the detective could hear passengers yelling at the driver to watch out for the cyclist.