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MCTS: Bus driver dies unexpectedly from medical issues while on duty

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Posted at 10:05 PM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 15:21:22-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Transit System says one of its drivers died unexpectedly from health issues while on the job Tuesday.

MCTS said in a statement Tuesday the 47-year-old bus driver died after suffering a medical incident during his shift. MCTS says it happened while the bus was parked at its layover near 13th and College.

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley identified the driver as Augie Biami.

Biami joined MCTS in November of 2020.

"We are devastated to share the news that a member of our MCTS family passed away unexpectedly today," MCTS said in the statement. "We are grateful for his service and dedication to the community. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and co-workers during this difficult time."

“On behalf of Milwaukee County, I offer my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Augie Biami who passed away unexpectedly yesterday while on duty. He was a faithful and dedicated public servant who served his community well. He will be missed greatly by his Milwaukee County family," said Crowley.

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