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Police Identify Woman Killed in Crash Involving School Bus, Tractor Trailer

A woman who was killed in a crash in Clinton, Maryland, involving a tractor trailer and a Prince George's County school bus was identified as a 32-year-old mother.

Police say Shamika Brown, of Clinton, died in the crash about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Branch Avenue and Surratts Road.

Brown's neighbor Jimeen Doles said Brown was a married mother of two children. 

"I'm feeling really really shocked and sad at this point because they're really great people," Doles told News4.

The driver and two high school students on the school bus suffered what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said.

Two additional drivers also suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The tractor trailer driver and two other drivers were not hurt.

Police said Thursday that the tractor trailer drove through a red traffic light while going southbound on Branch Avenue, causing the chain reaction collision.

The school bus was headed toward Charles H. Flowers High School, Prince George's County Public Schools said. 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. Brown's Hyundai was smashed between the bus and the truck and badly mangled.

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.

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.


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"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.

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