Jacksonville, FL - The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office has arrested a now-former JTA bus driver in connection to a fatal incident in Mayport Village.
WOKV first told you back in June, when a woman, identified as Jeanie Rozar (pictured below), became entangled in a JTA bus and was run over on Ocean Street. Now, police say the man who was behind the wheel has been arrested.
Police say their investigation has revealed that the driver, 53-year-old Jean Silney, and Rozar had an argument on the bus about the bus schedule. When Rozar went to get off the bus, police say Silney immediately closed the glass door, trapping the victim's arm, and drove off at a higher speed than JTA policy.
Police say video shows that Rozar tried to free herself and screamed for the driver to stop and open the door. She was run over by the bus, shortly after.
JSO says after the incident, Silney returned to the scene and made comments, like "Why did I do that?".
Police issued a warrant for Silney's arrest on Tuesday for manslaughter and vehicular homicide. We're told that Silney turned himself in Wednesday and was booked into the Duval County jail.
WOKV dug into Silney’s personnel file after the crash, which revealed that he had been fired from JTA before for ‘conduct unbecoming.’ That included Silney’s supervisor claiming that Silney had tried to run her foot over.
JTA has released the following statement about the arrest:
“Since this accident occurred, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has fully cooperated with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and its investigation. The JTA will continue to do so as this criminal matter proceeds.”
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