Police: Bus driver at fault after school bus overturns, 5 taken to hospital

Posted at 7:47 AM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 07:13:10-04

Five people were transported to the hospital after a school bus accident on Route 29 in Howard County Monday morning.

Howard County Police said they have issued a citation for negligent driving to the bus driver after Monday's crash. 

According to Howard County Police, Tyra India Wilcox, 50, was driving westbound on Route 100 around 7:00 a.m. and lost control as she exited onto Route 29 North. Police believe Wilcox was speeding. 

As a result, police say the bus flipped onto its side and Brad Krakower, 33, driving a 2005 Toyota Matrix, hit the bus. 

The bus was on its way to Mount Hebron High School. 

Police say, two students, Wilcox, her driver's aid Jessica Blank, and Krakower all have minor injuries.

The two students are both 15-years-old and students at Mount Hebron High School. 

The bus company MBG Enterprises says Wilcox had a good driving record, adding she's been driving with the company since 2010.

They said the school bus was inspected October 2nd, and nothing was wrong.

A manager said Wilcox said another vehicle pushed her off the road. He said the company is investigating the incident.

The company policy states if a bus driver is cited for speeding, he or she would be terminated.

All northbound lanes were blocked because of the crash for at least two hours. The roads have since opened.