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CTA bus driver cited after fatal South Loop accident

Updated: June 23, 2012 4:56PM

A CTA bus driver was cited after allegedly colliding with a motorcyclist who died following Friday morning’s accident in the South Loop.

Timothy Payne, 31, of the 10000 block of South Forest Avenue, died shortly after the crash in the 600 block of South Michigan Avenue.

Payne, who was traveling north on Michigan Avenue before 7:30 a.m., was hit by the southbound No. 147 CTA bus as it made a left turn onto Congress Plaza, authorities said.

An autopsy Saturday determined that Payne died from multiple injuries and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office ruled is death as an accident.

The bus driver, Leonte Fraley, 31, was cited for failure to yield right of way, police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said.

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