One Person Dead, 4 Injured in Loudoun County Crash - NBC4 Washington

One Person Dead, 4 Injured in Loudoun County Crash

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    Chopper4 video shows a red bus on top of another vehicle in the area of Evergreen Miss Road and Watson Road in Loudoun County, Virginia. (Published Friday, Sept. 8, 2017)

    One person has died and after a bus crashed into a car and landed on top of it in Loudoun County, Virginia, on Friday.

    A former school bus that was converted into a food truck called Dane's Great American Hamburger was eastbound on Watson Road when it struck an Audi traveling north on Evergreen Mills Road about 4:50 p.m.

    Video from Chopper4 showed the bus on top of the Audi. Several hours after the crash, a number of emergency workers were still at the scene trying to extract people from the Audi.

    The driver of the Audi, Erin Kaplan, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene. Four others, an adult and three juveniles, were taken to a hospital. Authorities said all four remain hospitalized, and one of the juveniles is in critical condition.

    "This has been a very difficult extrication. We had to bring in a heavy wrecker unit to remove the bus from on top of the vehicle. And once we did that we were able to gain access to the patients and begin to further extricate them from the vehicle," Loudoun County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Keith Johnson said at a Friday news conference.

    Three people on the bus were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Johnson said.

    Loudoun County Sheriff Michael Chapman said the sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash.