RTA mourns death of bus driver

RTA mourns death of bus driver

SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) sends its condolences to the family of employee Christopher Battle, 53, who passed away after Sunday's bus accident in University Heights.

Battle worked at RTA since 2005. Counselors from RTA's Employee Assistance Program are on hand at the Hayden Garage to offer support to Battle's fellow employees.

There was significant property damage to the area, including the signaling system at Warrensville Center and Cedar Roads, which is in the process of being repaired.

Battle was driving a #41 bus. Two RTA bus lines, the #41 and #32, are still being diverted from this intersection as the repairs are underway. Customers can call the RTAnswerline for any information about these bus routes: 216.621.9500.

University Heights Police Department, along with RTA's Transit Police, will continue to investigate.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner will rule on cause of death.

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