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1 Killed, 6 Taken to Hospital in Crash Involving Prince George's School Bus

A woman was killed and two teenage students suffered injuries that are not life threatening, police say

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    1 Killed, Several Injured in Crash Involving School Bus

    Dashcam video shows the moment a tractor-trailer, school bus and multiple vehicles collided. Prince George's County Bureau Chief Tracee Wilkins reports. (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019)

    A woman was killed and more people, including two students, were injured in a crash in Clinton, Maryland, involving a truck and a Prince George's County school bus, police say.

    Six people, including two high school students and the bus driver, were taken to the hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Prince George's Fire Department spokesperson Mark Brady said.

    Two people refused transportation to the hospital.

    A preliminary investigation shows that a tractor-trailer was traveling south on Route 5, or Branch Avenue, and all other vehicles were travelling near the intersection on Surratts Road when the crash occurred about 6:15 a.m., police say.

    Dashcam Video Shows Truck Slamming Into PGCPS School Bus

    [DC] Dashcam Video Shows Truck Slamming Into PGCPS School Bus

    A dashboard-mounted camera caught the moment a truck slammed into a school bus headed to Flowers High School in Prince George's County on Wednesday, sending six people to the hospital and killing one woman. The crash occurred at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Surratts Road. (Dash camera video credit: Marvin Simpson III)

    (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019)

    The school bus was headed toward Charles H. Flowers High School, Prince George's County Public Schools says. Video shows it was struck on the side and faced serious damage to the front.

    The truck was knocked onto its side, spilling its contents over the road. A Hyunday was smashed between the bus and the truck, badly mangled.

    The driver of the Hyundai was killed, police said. Her body was extracted after several hours.

    Witness Marvin Simpson, who caught video of the impact on his dashboard camera, said the driver of the truck quickly climbed out and went to check on the car.

    The truck driver's wife, Jeanine Guzman, said her husband is a safe driver who has driven trucks for a long time.

    "He doesn't smoke; he doesn't drink. Nothing," she said.

    1 Killed in Crash With Truck, Prince George's School Bus

    [DC] 1 Killed in Crash With Truck, Prince George's School Bus

    A Prince George's County school bus was involved in a crash with a truck that left one woman dead and six others hospitalized. News4's Justin Finch reports.

    (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019)

    Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski pointed out that the intersection is sloped on each side and compared it to the bottom of a bowl, making it extra dangerous.

    "If you're texting while driving, if you're not buckled up, this is one of those places that because of the geography you can have worse outcomes," Stawinski said.

    A hazardous materials team was called to clean up fluids leaking from the vehicles, Prince George's County Fire said.

    All southbound lanes were closed during the investigation and clean up; only one northbound lane was open for a time.

    Maryland State Police initially said there were no students on board the bus.

    The cause of the crash is under investigation.

    Raw Video: 1 Dead in Crash with Prince George's School Bus

    [DC] Raw Video: 1 Dead, 6 Hurt in Crash with Prince George's School Bus

    A woman was killed and more people, including two students, were injured in a crash involving a truck and a Prince George's County school bus. Chopper4 flew over the scene of the wreck.

    (Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019)

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