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Bus driver charged in Greenville Boulevard crash that killed man

(Nicole Ford/NewsChannel 12 photo)

GREENVILLE, Pitt County - The driver of a bus that was involved in a crash that killed a 75-year-old and his dog in April has been charged.

Albert Dixon Jr., 72, of Farmville, was charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle on May 18. He met officers at the magistrate's office and was given an unsecured bond. An investigation determined the small passenger bus Dixon was driving turned onto traffic on Greenville Boulevard on April 25 and in the front of a Ford Mustang driven by Ralph Fisher, 75. Fisher was unable to change lanes because another vehicle was in the lane next to him. Fisher applied brakes, the Mustang skid and collided into the back of the bus. Officials said the speed of the Mustang was a factor. Fisher's car was estimated to be traveling 68 mph when the bus pulled out. Fisher and the dog were pronounced dead at the scene. Dixon and a passenger on the bus, Dantriel Woodland of Greenville, were not injured. Dixon is scheduled to appear in court on July 18.

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