Bus driver who saved suicidal man last year killed in Dallas crash

Bus Driver Who Saved Suicidal Man Last Year Killed in Dallas Crash

A Texas bus driver who was credited with saving a suicidal man last year was killed Friday night after crashing into a concrete pillar in Dallas.

According to police, Zulita Walker lost control of the DART bus and ran off the road around 11:30 p.m. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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"Coming down the ramp, and her bus was bouncing. About that fourth or fifth bounce, she bounced into the wall, and it crashed real bad," witness Sabrina Offord told WFAA.

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Bus driver who saved suicidal man last year killed in Dallas crash
DART driver Zulita Walker was killed when her bus ran into a bridge near downtown Dallas on January 29, 2016. (Photo via DART)
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Last October, Walker was driving her bus when she spotted a man who looked like he was getting ready to jump from an overpass.

"'You'll be OK.' I said, 'Sometimes, everybody goes through some hard times, but it'll get better,'" Walker told WFAA.

A post written about the incident on DART's website said Walker invited the 21-year-old man on board her bus to talk until police arrived and even "gave him a big hug and told him that she loves him."

A DART spokesperson told reporters no passengers were on board Walker's bus at the time of Friday's fatal accident. An investigation into the crash is still ongoing.

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