Six people are dead after a horrific crash this morning in Southwest Baltimore involving an MTA bus, a school bus and a car, Baltimore police said.
The driver of the school bus and five people on the MTA bus were killed in the crash, which occurred before 7 a.m. in the 3800 block of Frederick Avenue, according to police spokesman T.J. Smith.
Police said no children were on the bus at the time of the collision.
Addressing the media this morning from what he called “a complicated crash scene,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said that “it’s going to take a lot of resources to get to the bottom of what happened.”
Outlining the basic scenario, Smith said the yellow school bus was heading east on Frederick, struck a Ford Mustang and a pillar, then veered into oncoming traffic and slammed into the No. 10 MTA bus.
He said 10 people suffered injuries ranging from minor to critical.
Gov. Larry Hogan issued a statement saying he and First Lady Yumi Hogan extend “deepest condolences” to the victims and their families and offered state assistance if necessary.
As first responders and crash scene investigators continued their work nearby, Davis offered “thoughts and prayers” and reflected on the victims of the pre-dawn tragedy.
“Obviously folks who are on the bus this time of the morning are working folks,” he said. “They were on the way to make a living, they were on the way to their jobs, they were on the way to support their families.”