Maryland Man Killed When Car Hit School Bus

Deputies: Dennis Gingles illegally passed two vehicles on the shoulder and lost control of his car

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013  |  Updated 7:52 AM EDT
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A Maryland man died when he lost control of his car and hit a school bus in St. Mary's County, authorities said.

It happened about 8 a.m. Friday on Point Lookout Road in Scotland, Md. Deputies say Dennis Gingles of Lexington Park was traveling south when he illegally passed two vehicles on the shoulder.

Authorities say Gingles, 46, lost control of his car and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to spin sideways. Deputies say the car entered the northbound lane and hit a school bus being drive by Sandra Marie Adkins, 44, of Lexington Park.

Police say Gingles, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. Authorities say he died at a local hospital.

No one on the school bus was injured.

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