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Georgia Man Arrested In Fatal NYC Bus-Truck Crash

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A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus and a truck rest against scaffolding at 14th Street and 7th Avenue in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, after an early morning collision between the bus and truck at the Manhattan intersection. (AP Photo) A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus and a truck rest against scaffolding at 14th Street and 7th Avenue in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, after an early morning collision between the bus and truck at the Manhattan intersection. (AP Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) - A man accused of stealing a truck that was involved in a fatal collision with a New York City bus faces manslaughter charges.

Police said 22-year-old Dominic Whilby of Griffin, Ga., was arrested Thursday. He also faces grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and felony assault charges. It wasn't immediately clear if Whilby had a lawyer.

Police said the truck was stolen early Wednesday on West 16th Street. They said it crashed into the bus at West 14th Street and 7th Avenue a short time later.

The bus driver, William Pena, of Hillside, N.J., was killed. Five other people, including Whilby, were injured.

The crash sent both vehicles crashing into scaffolding and a building.

Pena was the first city bus driver killed in a collision in more than 14 years.

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