FOX 7 Austin mourns loss of employee

- Monday night a bicyclist was hit and killed in a collision with a CapMetro bus. He has been identified as 39-year-old Anthony John Diaz, to FOX 7 Austin he was known just as Tony. 

Tony Diaz was a longtime FOX 7 Austin employee who worked in operations but wore many hats at the station. 

He worked behind the scenes on all of our newscasts, but particularly Good Day Saturday and Sunday and our evening weekend newscasts. 

Tony’s co-workers know him as someone always ready to step in and help. 

Tony was a Navy veteran and worked on the Armed Forces Network in Italy and San Diego. He attended the Defense Information School at Fort Meade and was an honors student at Austin Community College. 

We can tell you, Tony loved cheeseburgers and the Kansas basketball program. 

Tony is survived by an Aunt in Austin. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her, his other family and his friends. 

CapMetro President and CEO Randy Clarke released the following statement:

On behalf of the entire Cap Metro family, I would like to express our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Diaz during this difficult time. We will continue our internal investigation of the accident and are working cooperatively with law enforcement officials. 

As a cyclist, I feel very strongly about the importance of safety for cyclists and all roadway users. The 1,800 men and women of CapMetro consider safety our number one value and are committed to operating your community's public transportation system in a safe and courteous manner.

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