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Metro Bus Driver Arrested After Fatal Highway Hit-And-Run

A man was struck and killed by a transit bus early Saturday while walking across a highway in this suburb south of Seattle, and the driver was arrested for investigation of hit-and-run, authorities said.

A second man was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault after a police officer was injured slightly while directing traffic around the accident site.

The dead man was identified by King County medical examiner’s investigators as Timothy Scott Macha, 28, a laborer from Portland.

The driver was described by Seattle’s Metro transit officials as a 15-year veteran of the transit agency who had no major accidents in the past 10 years.

A police news release said the 55-year-old driver left the scene of the accident but was arrested without incident by Pierce County sheriff’s deputies at his home in Buckley and was cooperating with investigators.

He was arrested and booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run, the statement said.