A Greyhound bus driver faces criminal charges following a bizarre incident early Wednesday that left a man dead in uptown Charlotte.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, Talaysha Brown, 33, was driving a bus through Charlotte around 3:38 a.m. on her way to Atlanta when she took a wrong turn while leaving the Greyhound Bus Terminal on West Trade Street. Instead of turning right, she turned left, which put the bus on the wrong side of the street.
During the turn, police said, the bus struck a utility pole, which fell onto the head of a pedestrian and killed him. When police arrived, they found the man lying on the sidewalk unresponsive. Police later identified the victim as James Robert Minter, 52.
The driver, apparently unaware that she had struck the pole, continued on her route. Police located the bus on southbound Interstate 85, and the driver returned to the terminal.
Police charged Brown with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle.
The nine passengers on the bus were uninjured.