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Woman Killed By Bus Had Recently Moved To Colorado

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) – A woman who was struck and killed by a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus on the edge of Aspen had recently moved to Basalt, where her fiance lives.

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Graham Thorne says 29-year-old Joanie Kocab had moved about two weeks ago. Her cousin Jenn Harrelson Weed says Kocab had moved from the Kansas City area.

Kocab was apparently walking in the Highway 82 bus lane as it approaches the Owl Creek Road intersection early Sunday. Thorne says it appears she was struck from behind. There is no bus stop in the immediate vicinity, and the area is unlighted. The State Patrol says the weather was clear at the time.

Thorne says it’s unknown whether drugs or alcohol were involved.

No citations were immediately issued.

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