Rescue workers free a man that was hit and pinned down by a bus at the intersection of De la Vina and Figueroa Streets.
Paul Wellman

The Santa Barbara Police Department has released the name of the man run over by a Metropolitan Transit District bus on February 2 near the corner of Figueroa and De la Vina streets. The 67-year-old man’s name was Robert Ward Keeler.

The police also said that the investigation into what caused the accident, which happened in the afternoon at about 4 p.m., has not concluded.

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