Twin Cities Jazz Musician Killed by Bus
A local jazz musician and educator was hit and killed by a bus at Minnehaha Avenue and 46th Street on Wednesday evening.
Mary Ann O'Dougherty, 55, had just gotten of the light rail train and only a block and a half form home when she was killed, her husband, Steve Alm, told the Star Tribune.
The driver of the bus told investigators he was unaware he hit anyone, and the bus's single passenger verified this account, Metro Transit spokesman Bob Gibbons said.
The driver has been placed on paid administrative leave, Gibbons said.
O'Dougherty was well known in the for her Brazilian music as well as French and Portuguese songs.
She was "a significant figure in the Twin Cities music community," Tim Sparks, who played with O'Dougherty in the group Mandala, told the Star Tribune.
She performed in over 30 countries in her career as well as teaching in the St. Paul schools, Alm said.
Investigators are currently examining the video from two cameras on the bus.