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One person dead after RTS bus crash

Photo above: Victim, Terrance Frye

Rochester, N.Y. -- One person is dead after a crash involving a RTS bus and a car near the intersection of West Main Street and Jefferson Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

Rochester police say the preliminary investigation shows the victim's vehicle collided with the bus because a third vehicle forced the driver of the car to swerve into the other lane.

The silver Dodge sedan was traveling eastbound on West Main Street when an unknown vehicle headed in the opposite direction made a left turn onto Jefferson and cut in front of the victim's car. Police say the driver swerved around that vehicle and collide with the bus in the westbound lane.

When paramedics arrived at the scene, they declared the driver of the car deceased. Police have not positively identified the driver but friends and family who recognized the car went out to the scene and confirmed their fears.

Family members say Terrance Frye owned the silver sedan. The father of four was supposed to start his shift of the Strong Museum of Play at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon but never showed and no one has been able to get in touch with him since.

Strong Museum released this statement Tuesday evening: "We are just learning about and beginning to process the tragic news about our dear colleague. We are deeply saddened by this sudden loss, and our thoughts and heartfelt sympathies go out to his family."

Family members met with grief counselors at the scene as the wait for official confirmation from the medical examiner's office.

The only person on board the RTS bus was the driver. The bus driver was evaluated at the scene and transported to the hospital.

Rochester Police are investigating the crash; look for the driver of the third vehicle who they say caused the deadly crash. Investigators do not have a description of that vehicle but are reviewing surveillance footage from nearby businesses. Police ask any witnesses or anyone with information about the crash to call Crime Stoppers at 432-9300.

Police say whether or not that driver could face criminals charges is still part of the investigation.

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