New York, NY — There was an accident early this morning in Greenwich Village that left an MTA bus driver dead and a box truck driver arrested. William Pena, police said, was killed after the MTA bus he was driving was struck by an allegedly stolen box truck.
The accident happened at about 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, February 12. Pena was driving his MTA bus along 7th Avenue near 14th Street that morning in Greenwich Village when a box truck apparently ran a red light and crashed into the larger bus.
The impact sent the bus into some nearby scaffolding and Pena was killed at the scene. The box truck’s driver, Dominic Whilby, was slightly injured and was arrested by police at the scene, as they suspect he had stolen the box truck moments earlier.
He wasn’t being pursued by police at the time of the wreck, one news report said, but the investigation is still ongoing. At least three others were injured, including two passengers on the MTA bus.
Scene of the Accident