Family and friends mourn the loss of 24-year-old woman run over by RTC bus
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 24-year old woman hit and killed in a collision with an RTC bus over the weekend.
North Las Vegas police continue their investigation into the deadly accident.
NLVPD says that on Saturday evening, 24-year old Bree Olsteen was riding her motorized wheelchair at Las Vegas Boulevard and Civic Center when she was hit by a bus. Investigators tell us Olsteen was in the crosswalk when the accident happened.
"It's just shocking," said Claire Jackson, who lives right next door to Olsteen.
Jackson tells us that Olsteen became wheelchair-bound after suffering an allergic reaction to aspirin. According to Jackson, Olsteen was coming back from the store when she was hit.
Jackson says she will always remember seeing Olsteen ride her dog around the neighborhood.
"Just seeing her up and down the street,” Jackson described. “She always used to go back and forth to the store."
NLVPD officers say they are looking at surveillance video to see if Olsteen crossed on a red or green light. Investigators tell us the RTC bus driver was not impaired and has cooperated with the investigation.
"We extend our sincere condolences to the victim’s family and those who were affected by the traffic fatality that occurred on Las Vegas Boulevard and Civic Center," the RTC said in a statement. "Safety remains our utmost priority."
Friends say Olsteen was a sweet woman whose life was taken way too soon. Jackson will hold on to the memories of her next-door neighbor.