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Port Authority: Bus Driver Loses Job, Cited After Crashing Into Historic War Memorial

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Port Authority officials say the bus driver who crashed into the historic World War I Memorial in Brookline last month has lost her job and been cited.

Officials say the driver, Nicole Lawrence, was issued two citations - one for driving at an unsafe speed and the other for not wearing a seat belt.

She also no longer works for the Port Authority.

Last month, the bus she was driving went out of control, crashed through a wrought-iron fence and took out a World War I cannon, dragging it several feet.

Lawrence told police she lost control because she was unable to turn the steering wheel.

The historic cannon was a fixture in Brookline for 80 years as part of a monument to all veterans.

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