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At 5:39 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, an AC Transit bus struck and killed Alameda resident Sam Sause, 78.

The Alameda Police Department (APD) said that Sause was crossing Otis Drive in the crosswalk when the accident happened. The driver of the No.20 bus was making a left-hand turn from Grand Street onto Otis when the bus struck Sause. Alameda Fire Department paramedics transported Sause to Highland Hospital in Oakland, where he was pronounced dead.

According to APD drugs or alcohol did not play a role in the accident, but weather was a factor.