Five people were injured, including two students, when a school bus overturned on MD-29 Monday morning.
The Howard County school bus driver involved in Monday morning's collision on Route 29 has been issued a citation for negligent driving after police said she was speeding when she lost control of the bus.
Tyra India Wilcox, 50, of Halethorpe, was driving the bus on westbound Route 100 in Ellicott City about 7 a.m. and lost control at the exit onto Route 29 north, police said. After the bus flipped onto its side, a 2005 Toyota Matrix driving northbound hit the bus.
Two 15-year-old students from Mt. Hebron High School had minor injuries and were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital as a precaution. Police said Wilcox, school bus aid Jessica Blank, 44, of Columbia, and the driver of the Toyota Matrix, Brad Steven Krakower, 33, of Ellicott City, were taken to Howard County General Hospital with minor injuries.
Brian Bassett, a spokesman for the school system, said Wilcox has been suspended pending the investigation. She is an employee of MBG Enterprises, the school bus company contracted to provide transportation services. School system protocol requires Wilcox to take a standard post-accident drug test. Bassett said she underwent the test Monday.
"Our primary focus has been on the safety and well-being of the two students and three adults involved in the accident," Bassett said. "We're grateful that no life-threatening injuries resulted from this accident."