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Date: Feb 9, 2018

Around 2:43 p.m. the Baltimore County Crash Investigation Team responded to a crash on North Point Boulevard at Trappe Road involving a Baltimore County school bus. 

The initial investigation determined that a Dodge Stratus traveling southbound on North Point Boulevard struck the mid-point driver side of a Baltimore County school bus carrying 27 students as the bus was making a left turn onto North Point Boulevard from eastbound Trappe Road. The collision caused the occupants of the Dodge to become trapped.

Baltimore County Fire and EMS units responded to the scene. The  driver of the Dodge Stratus, a 25-year-old man, and a passenger, a 26-year-old woman, were transported to an area hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The bus was carrying 1 school bus assistant and 27 students from Patapsco High School. The bus assistant and four students were transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The factors contributing to this crash remain under investigation.

Fire Chief  Kyrle W. Preis III today announced the promotion of two members to the rank of Division Chief, the department's third-highest position.

Fire Director Thomas Ramey (left), currently overseeing the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point, has been promoted to Division Chief on B shift (DC2).

Battalion Chief Jay Ringgold (right) has been promoted to Division Chief in charge of Emergency Management (DC5).

"These officers already have contributed in so many ways to this Department's success," Chief Preis said. "We thank them for being willing to take on greater responsibilities and challenges."

The promotions are effective February 17.

Revised June 27, 2017