Baltimore school bus crash: 5 things you need to know
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Six people were killed when a school bus crashed into an MTA bus in southwest Baltimore early Tuesday morning.
Here's what we know so far:
1. The bus had no children onboard at the time of the crash. Investigators say a driver and an aide were onboard the bus, which was heading to pick up 18 children bound for Dallas Nicholas Elementary School.
2. Investigators found no skid marks at the scene. The cause of the crash is still undetermined at this time. Police say the bus first hit a Ford Mustang and a pillar before driving into oncoming traffic and striking the MTA bus on its driver's side causing, "catastrophic damage."
3. The victims have not been identified. Five of the deceased were onboard the MTA bus and the sixth was the driver of the school bus, police said.
4. The MTA bus was struck in the area of Frederick and Monastery Ave. It was on its way to Catonsville, from Dundalk.
5. NTSB investigators are involved. The agency's highway team was sent to investigate the crash this morning. Detectives from the BOD homicide unit were also at the scene Tuesday morning. Police spokesperson T.J. Smith clarified that the homicide unit was present because "they're used to dealing with death investigations and we have a mass casualty incident involving multiple fatalities, so we asked for additional assistance to come out."