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WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) - Four people were killed in a head-on collision after a deputy saw a vehicle going about 100 mph in Carroll County.

Cpl. Jon Light of the sheriff's office told local media outlets that the deputy saw the speeding Infiniti Tuesday afternoon, passing other vehicles on Maryland 31 and heading toward Westminster. The deputy turned his patrol car around to try to stop the Infiniti, but by the time the cruiser changed direction, the Infiniti was out of sight. The deputy then came upon the crash scene.

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A Cape Henlopen school bus crash has left 26-year-old Milton man in critical condition.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Coastal Highway and Reynolds Road.

Police say the man was driving north on Route 1 in a Chrysler Sebring.

A 73-year-old Milford man driving a Blue Bird school bus was waiting to turn onto Route 1 when after some maneuvering the Chrysler entered the crossover and struck the bus on the right side.

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William Bandorick III was airlifted by helicopter to R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after a crash on Route 611 involving three drivers.

The 47 year-old was driving south in his Jaguar on Saturday afternoon when he crossed into the northbound lane.

Police say he struck a Kia Spectra heading north then hit a Dodge pickup truck.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Bandorick is said to be in serious condition.

Meanwhile, Richard Dize of Berlin who was driving the Kia was taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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The death of Ashley O’Connor on an Ocean City beach has been ruled an accident.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Ocean City Police Department said that she was apparently suffocated in a hole as the sand closed in on her.

However, authorities say they do not know how she fell into it.

O’Connor was 30 years old from Texas and had been vacationing with her parents when they became separated.

A resort official said that she had not been missing long before her body was found.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - One child has suffered non-life threatening injuries after a school bus collided with an oncoming pickup truck.

Delaware State Police said in a statement Thursday that 15 students were on the bus. All were taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure.

Police said the children were between the ages of six and 11 and attended Passion Care Day Care Center in Bear. 

The crash occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Wrangle Hill Road at River Road north of Delaware City.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - A school bus crash in Delaware has injured two students and the driver of a car.
 
Delaware State Police said in a statement that the crash happened Monday morning at the intersection of Harmony Road and Ruthar Drive in Newark. Police say the bus was carrying about 30 students from the Las Americas Aspira Academy in Newark when it crashed with a car.
 
Police say the driver of the car and two children who were on the bus were taken to hospitals with injuries that aren't thought to be life-threatening.
 

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents has released a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board held a news conference Thursday to release their findings regarding the 2015 incident, which left a 62-year-old man hospitalized with burns to his face and neck.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A federal agency charged with investigating industrial chemical accidents is set to release a report regarding a flash fire at the Delaware City refinery that left a worker with second-degree burns.

Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety Board scheduled a news conference Thursday to release their findings regarding the 2015 incident, which left a 62-year-old man hospitalized with burns to his face and neck.

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HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a bus has overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland and several people are injured.
 
Cpl. Tyler Allaband of the Maryland State Police said by telephone that the bus overturned in the southbound lanes of the highway on Monday near the exit for Havre de Grace. He says several people are injured, but he did not know how many people or the extent of their injuries.
 

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A vigil was held last night outside the Dover Police station for two of its members who were killed in a single vehicle accident.

Patrolman Robert DaFonte and Cadet James Watts died after the jeep that DaFante was driving swerved off the road, hit a utility pole and overturned.

Watts was thrown from the car.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Deputy Chief Marvin Malley said that the agency would be there to help the families in their time of grief.

He noted, “Nothing prepares you for this.”

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