Driver of Ohio bus that hit man pleads not guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The driver of a central Ohio hospital shuttle bus that struck and killed one researcher and injured another has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide and other counts.

Sixty-two-year-old Karl Beem, of Columbus, is accused of negligently causing the death of the researcher and not being in reasonable control of the bus.

His attorney, Sam Shamansky, calls it a tragic accident. He says they'll seek a jury trial.

Police say researchers David Newsom and Peter White were hit from behind while walking along a road at Nationwide Children's Hospital on May 29. They were walking along a road where the sidewalk was blocked due to construction.

A hospital spokeswoman has said Beem is on leave.

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