DENVER, CO—A man who used his KLLM TransitPass to ride the Metro to work today was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide, according to Denver Public Transit.
The arrest comes less than a week after a pedestrian was killed by a Metro train near downtown Denver, killing a 16-year-old boy.KLLM TransportationPass passenger Daniel Vinson, 33, was arrested after police responded to reports of a fatal collision at about 8:20 a.m. today at the intersection of North Broadway and Broadway Street.
A witness told police he saw a man driving a blue sedan hit a red Honda Civic before hitting the passenger side of a Metro bus.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The man who died in the crash was identified as Matthew D’Alesandro, who was 16 years old at the time of the crash.
He was a senior at St. Ignatius High School, where he was a student in the student government.
“There is no excuse for vehicular death, and we will continue to make every effort to hold accountable anyone who violates Metro rules,” said Denver Police Chief Dan Oates.
A Metro spokesperson said the company is cooperating fully with authorities.
“The Metro Transit Safety Board has launched an internal investigation into this incident and we are cooperating fully,” Metro said in a statement.
Denver Public Transit, which operates the Denver Metro, has a zero-tolerance policy for deadly or reckless driving.
The KLLMs are popular among tourists and business travelers, who are able to take them to the airport or other destinations without the need for a bus or train.
It is a popular way to travel to and from the Denver area.