Baltimore rush hour was the scene of an unfortunate crash that claimed six lives a little over a week ago. The crash involved a Maryland Transit Administration (“MTA”) bus and a local school bus. The accident was also responsible for 10 injured passengers that required hospital attention.
According to Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith, the passengers on the bus during this deadly collision were on their way to or on their way home from work.
Five of the six deceased adults have been identified. There were no children on either of the buses at the time of the collision.
The MTA bus and the school bus driver both died in the crash. Police have been able to identify both. The MTA bus operator was identified as Ebonee Baker, 33 and the school bus operator was identified Glenn Chappell, 67.
The remaining four deceased were all passengers on board the MTA commuter bus. They were identified as Denise Yarborough, 51; Gerald Holloway, 51; Terrance Lee Casey, 52; and an unidentified 46 female passenger.
At the time of the crash reports were that the destruction at the scene “looked like a bomb.” Three individuals continued treatment at the hospital and one individual remained in critical condition.
The National Transportation Safety Board and local police continue to investigate the cause of this accident. Authorities were able to recover video from the MTA bus that they have hopes will be able to show the cause of this tragic accident.