The Latest: Wife said school bus driver took seizure meds

Posted at 5:28 PM, Nov 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-04 18:33:39-04

BALTIMORE (AP) - An accident report shows the driver of the school bus that crashed in Baltimore this week, killing six people including himself, may have lost consciousness during an earlier crash two years ago.

According to the report released to The Associated Press on Friday, police in suburban Howard County said Glenn Chappell's spouse told them at the time that he took medication for seizures.

The accident report from Feb. 9, 2014, says Chappell was driving in Ellicott City around 9 a.m. when he apparently "suffered a medical condition" and lost consciousness and/or control of the car.

The report says the vehicle crossed a concrete median and oncoming traffic, eventually striking a guardrail. It then continued on a pedestrian sidewalk before coming to a rest after striking some trees and shrubbery.

It says Chappell was taken to a hospital with no apparent physical injuries.

Authorities have declined to answer specific questions about Chappell's health history but say they are looking at it as part of the investigation.