Police: 6 dead after buses collide in Baltimore

Courtesy: WBAL
Courtesy: WBAL

BALTIMORE (AP) – Federal investigators are headed to Baltimore to probe a crash involving a school bus and a commuter bus that killed six people and injured ten.

Police spokesman T.J. Smith says the school bus rear ended a car, struck the entrance to a cemetery and then veered into oncoming traffic, hitting the Maryland Transit Administration bus near the driver’s seat and raking down the side.

National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Keith Holloway said by telephone Tuesday that the highway team is looking into this crash because it involves two large vehicles, and because the NTSB has looked at school bus and transit safety in the past.

Smith says the school bus driver is dead. He says the only other person on that bus was an aide, who survived.

Baltimore Fire Chief Niles Ford says firefighters are still working their way through the interior of the commuter bus, looking for victims.

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