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Details emerge on bus drivers killed in fatal Baltimore crash

Family members, who declined to go on camera, say the MTA bus driver in Tuesday’s fatal bus crash was 33-year-old Ebonee Baker, a mother and wife.

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Family members, who declined to go on camera, say the MTA bus driver in Tuesday’s fatal bus crash was 33-year-old Ebonee Baker, a mother and wife.

The other bus involved, a school bus, was driven by a 67-year-old man, police said. While his name has yet to be released officially, people who knew him say he was a friendly, family man.

Tony Lawrence owns a neighborhood store right across the street from where the school bus driver worked.

Lawrence calls the driver a friend and says the man would stop at the store most mornings for coffee and conversation before his shift.

He was stunned when he heard about the fatal crash.

“I was touched,” Lawrence said. “I was hurt a little bit about it because I knew him. I was like somebody personal. It wasn’t something that I heard about somebody else. It was something personal to me because I knew him. He used to work for a family member of mine. I was just hoping that he was okay.”

The crash sent 10 people in all to area hospitals.

As for the five victims who were transported to the University of Maryland Medical Center, at last check one was in critical condition.

A total of six were killed; the two bus drivers and four passengers on the MTA bus. No children were onboard the school bus at the time of the crash.

Police are expected to release the names of all the victims on Wednesday.


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