UPDATE: Odenton Man Killed, Several Injured in Glen Burnie Bus Wreck
Wreck kills one, hospitalizes nine, including eight bus passengers.
UPDATE (10:30 a.m.)—A Saturday night wreck involving a head-on collision with a bus killed an Odenton man and sent a 14-year-old boy and eight others to the hospital.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the bus—Marcus Antonio Anderson, 27, of Odenton—died shortly after the wreck, according to a release from the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
Police said a 14-year-old passenger in Anderson's vehicle was in stable condition when he was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
The driver of the bus, Astrea Narcis, was hospitalized with minor injuries, along with eight others in the bus.
At about 9:47 p.m. Saturday, Anderson's vehicle struck the bus head-on after it failed to negotiate a curve and veered into oncoming traffic on 8th Avenue near Crain Highway, according to the release. Anderson's vehicle, a 2002 Lincoln, was driven back more than 40 feet by the impact and caught fire. He was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, according to the release.
The driver of the bus and eight of its 10 passengers sustained minor injuries and were transported to Harbor Hospital in Baltimore.
Speed and driver error are believed to be a factor in the cause of the wreck. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol contributed, according to the release.