Collision leaves one dead
Bus was heading from football game in Martinsburg
WRIGHTSVILLE (AP) — A collision between a sport utility vehicle and a bus carrying a high school football team killed the SUV driver and injured three others, authorities said.
The westbound SUV crossed the grassy median about 1 a.m. Saturday in Hellam Township and collided head-on with the eastbound bus, which was carrying Eastern York players home from a game in Martinsburg, Hellam Fire Chief Eric Strittmatter told the York Daily Record.
None of the 21 students were injured, but two coaches and the bus driver were taken to hospitals, and the coaches were later released, the school district said in a statement. Another coach and an athletic trainer were also on the Krapf Bus Co. vehicle.
“Although no students were physically injured during the accident, the district will have a crisis team on Monday at Eastern York High School for any students, parents or staff who may need assistance,” Superintendent Darla Pianowski said.
The York County coroner’s office identified the SUV driver as Jasmine McCarter, 23, of York, who had no passengers in her vehicle. She died of multiple blunt force trauma, and her death was ruled accidental.
Senior offensive/defensive lineman Carl Carbaugh said the “vehicle driving westbound flipped over the median” before hitting the bus, which had been on the road about 2¢ hours following the 41-0 loss at Martinsburg. The players “had to evacuate through side windows because the front of the bus was caved in,” Carbaugh said, calling it a “crazy night.”