APD: no charges in Jan. 14 traffic fatality

The Asheville Police Department will not press charges in the Jan. 14 death of Dean Bush, a homeless man who was struck by three vehicles on Tunnel Road and dragged over four miles.

“The Asheville Police Department Traffic Safety Unit consulted with the District Attorney’s Office regarding this investigation,” the APD announcement reads. “It was determined there will be no charges filed for any of the drivers involved. Mr. Bush crossed in an area that was not designated for pedestrian traffic.  Also the weather and time of day made it difficult for the drivers to see Mr. Bush in the roadway.”

Police are still seeking a fourth vehicle — a “small white passenger vehicle” — that witnesses also saw at the scene.


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.