Jacksonville, FL - The Jacksonville Transportation Authority says a driver who was fired following a deadly weekend incident in the Mayport Village area violated several policies.
WOKV first reported Monday the bus operator, who had been with JTA for 12 years, was fired for violating JTA Operator Work Rules.
JTA has provided more specific violations including that the driver failed to confirm the doors were closed before allowing the bus to move, as well as failure to be alert for any condition that may cause injury or damage.
The driver also failed to follow Standard Operating Procedure, and displayed conduct unbecoming a JTM Operator.
JSO is still investigating the circumstances surrounding Saturday’s incident that resulted in Jeanie Rozar’s death. Our news partner Action News Jax confirmed she died of injuries sustained after she became entangled in the bus and was hit by it.
JTA is not commenting on any specific details about the incident until JSO has completed its investigation.
JTA told Action News Jax that the model of bus involved in the incident is older and does not have sensors in the doors to alert the bus driver if something is stuck. JTA’s newer model buses do have those sensors.
A memorial was set up across from the bus stop where the incident happened.
We just got this list of the specific violations cited by JTA when asked why they fired the bus operator at the wheel when Jeanie Rozar was run over and killed. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/SRxNLgaoIc— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) June 25, 2019
JTA fired the bus operator behind the wheel when Jeanie Rozar was hit and killed in Mayport.— Brittney Donovan (@brittneyANjax) June 25, 2019
Now her family, including her 12-year-old daughter, is trying to cope with the loss of their loved one. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/3pKpJ0FffA
This is #JSO's crash diagram from Saturday's fatal @JTAFLA accident. Jeanie Rozar was dragged and run over after her arm got caught in the door, multiple witnesses tell @ActionNewsJax. I'm live at 5 on CBS47 with how friends and neighbors are remembering her. pic.twitter.com/t2z67n6H8e— Jenna Bourne (@jennaANjax) June 24, 2019