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Pace bus rider dies when driver swerves to avoid pedestrian, hits pole on South Side

Updated: March 9, 2013 9:30PM

A passenger on a Pace bus was killed when the bus struck a light pole Friday in Fuller Park on Chicago’s South Side.

Ella Williams, 58, of the 1700 block of West 85th Street, was pronounced dead at 1:32 p.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The southbound bus swerved to avoid a pedestrian who ran into traffic in the 4600 block of South Halsted and hit the pole, police Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said.

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