HOWARD COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — The Howard County Police Department (HCPD) said it was investigating why a an SUV driver ran into a Greyhound bus early Thursday.
The crashed killed the SUV driver, Samuel Isaac King, 37, of Columbia, Md., and injured 17 passengers who were on the bus, as well as the bus driver.
Policed said the incident happened on Maryland Route 32 around 3:30 a.m. near I-95.
“What investigators have learned is that the vehicle was traveling in the westbound direction but in the eastbound lane. So, going the wrong way in traffic,” said Shery Llewellyn, a spokeswoman for HCPD.
Llewellyn said medics took those injured to area hospitals, including 11 who went to Johns Hopkins Howard County Medical Center. They were treated and released.
Police said the driver of the Greyhound bus was taken to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. No one had life-threatening injuries.
Eastbound Route 32 was closed while police investigated the incident. As of 8:30 a.m., all lanes had reopened.
“Our primary concern is ensuring we care for our passengers and driver at this time. We are working closely with local authorities,” a spokesman for Greyhound told DC News Now.