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9 people hurt when bus crashes into tractor-trailer in Wye Mills

Nine people were injured yesterday afternoon when a Trailways bus carrying more than two dozen passengers crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on U.S. 50 in Wye Mills, state police said.

The bus, bound from Salisbury to Baltimore and driven by Larry Jackson, 53, of Salisbury, was westbound on U.S. 50 about 4:15 p.m. when the rig in front of him slowed for a right turn onto Scott Town Road, said Tfc. John Geisler of the Centreville Barracks.

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The bus struck the rear of the 18-wheeler, causing serious damage to the front of the bus and injuring Jackson, Geisler said.

The bus driver and seven of his passengers were taken by ambulances to Memorial Hospital at Easton with injuries that were not life-threatening, while another passenger was treated at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis for minor injuries, the trooper said.

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The truck driver, identified as John Wesley Keeling, 53, of Queenstown, was not injured.

Geisler said the remaining passengers were transferred to another bus to complete their trip to Baltimore.

The accident resulted in a temporary detour for westbound traffic. It remained under investigation, he said.


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