(MARIOTTSVILLE, MD) – Two teenagers and an adult were transported to a hospital this afternoon after the private school bus they were riding in overturned on Interstate 70 in Howard County.
The bus driver is identified as Wilbur Randolph Jr., 71, of Baltimore, MD. He was driving a school bus for hire owned by the City Wide Bus Company in Baltimore, Md. Randolph did not report being injured.
The three passengers on the bus were Arlene S. Beverly, 53, a school aide, and two students, ages 18 and 16. All three were transported to Howard County General Hospital by ambulance. Information regarding what school they were from is not known at this time.
At about 3:30 p.m. today, troopers from the Waterloo Barrack were dispatched to eastbound Interstate 70, east of Marriottsville Road, for the report on an overturned school bus. Troopers found the bus laying on its right side in the center grass median. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
The preliminary investigation indicates the driver was traveling in the fast lane of eastbound I-70 when he was cut off by another vehicle and apparently lost control of the bus. The bus overturned onto its right side in the center median.
One lane of eastbound I-70 was closed for about two hours. State Highway Administration and CHART personnel assisted with diverting traffic around the scene. The bus was removed and the scene was clear before 6:00 p.m. today.
No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is continuing.