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‘YouTube’ CUMTD driver runs over snowman, resigns from job


A Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus driver who was caught on video running over a snowman earlier this month has resigned.

CUMTD Assistant Managing Director Tom Costello confirmed that the driver, featured in a YouTube video, was no longer with the company. He could not comment further.

The video, called “Insane Bus Driver Brutally Murders Snowman,” was posted on the video uploading site on Dec. 4. The clip shows the bus driver veering into an oncoming traffic lane to run over a snowman built there.

The creators of the video are heard screaming “No!” in the background as the driver approaches.

As of 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the video had received over 19,000 views. A Facebook group called “Save the Bus Driver” has also drawn over 800 fans.

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