Wirick owned the Oxford Shop shoe store, at 65 W. 100 South, for almost 60 years. He earned his nickname for his support of downtown businesses.
On Feb. 21, 2012, Wirick was at the intersection of 200 East and 400 South. A Salt Lake City police report says Wirick was on the west side of 200 East, walking north.
Wirick was still in the crosswalk when the traffic signals changed. The UTA bus had a green light when it hit Wirick in the far right, westbound lane of 400 South, according to the police report.
Wirick was trapped under the bus until firefighters could remove him. The police report says Kidd did not see Wirick and there was no evidence Kidd was driving under the influence.
Court documents do not reveal any further information about the accident beyond the woman's charges.
UTA terminated Kidd on March 15, 2012. At that time, UTA spokesman Gerry Carpenter would not discuss Kidd's case but said that, in general, a driver isn't automatically terminated for involvement in a fatal accident. A UTA committee reviews every accident and determines what action to take against the driver, Carpenter said.