Female Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit By Bus Downtown

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A female pedestrian died after being hit by a bus in downtown Pittsburgh early Saturday morning.

It happened just after 7 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and Grant Street.

According to police, Kristine Lerie, 46, was walking along Fifth Avenue toward the Courthouse when she crossed the street and was hit by a shuttle bus. Police believe she was in the crosswalk when she was hit.

Lerie was sent to UPMC Mercy with critical injuries and died at the hospital.

Police say the driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Grant Street was closed from Fifth Avenue to Forbes Street headed toward Fort Pitt Boulevard for several hours. It reopened just before 11 a.m.

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