CapMetro mechanic dies, just days after positive COVID-19 test

Cause of death not yet confirmed

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April 05, 2020 - 11:59 am

AUSTIN ( -- A Capital Metro mechanic, who transit agency officials said earlier this week had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

Officials say they were notified of the death Saturday. The cause of death is unknown.

Related: CapMetro says 3 drivers, 1 mechanic test positive for COVID-19

"The Capital Metro family mourns the passing of our friend and colleague and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones during this time," officials said in a statement. "We ask our Central Texas community to honor our beloved colleague by staying home and using our service for essential trips only."

In addition to the mechanic, three bus drivers have also tested positive for COVID-19.

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