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SMYRNA, Del. (AP) - Authorities in Delaware have identified a woman who died Tuesday after her car collided with a school bus.

State police said in a statement Wednesday that the woman was 45-year-old Kelly A. Brandenburg of Smyrna, Delaware.

There were no children on the bus at the time. The bus driver was uninjured.

Police are continuing to investigate. The wreck occurred Tuesday at about 6 a.m. on Route 13 just north of Smyrna. The school bus was pulling onto 13 when it collided with Brandenburg's Kia Spectra.

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The Indian River School District said it is moving ahead with plans to hand the school bus driver shortage.

WBOC reports that Superintendent Mark Steele said the district has been using spare buses to cover four of the district’s routes because one of their contractors lost six its drivers.

The loss affected 240 students.

The television station reported that three of the routes are in Georgetown while the other is in East Millsboro.

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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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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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HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say a car that tried to pass a school bus full of eighth-graders from Pennsylvania that was headed to Washington, D.C., on a field trip clipped the bus, causing it to overturn.

State Police say the southbound car lost control Monday morning as it tried to pass the bus on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland, came back across travel lanes and clipped the front of the bus.

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FELTON, Del. (AP) - State police are investigating a school bus crash that sent 11 students to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say the crash happened about 2:30 p.m. Thursday outside Lake Forest High School.

Police say the bus driver, a 75-year old Harrington man, failed to come to a complete stop as he was pulling out of the school parking lot and pulled into the path of a Jeep Wrangler being driven by an 18-year-old Lake Forest High School student.

The student was treated for her non-life-threatening injuries.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Police in Norfolk say a school bus overturned on a highway onramp and six students and the driver were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Police spokesman Officer Daniel Hudson said by telephone that the bus on Tuesday morning hit an angled wall along the onramp for Interstate 64 and overturned. The bus with 22 students on board was traveling from Granby High School to Norfolk Technical Center.

Hudson says six students and the driver were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - State officials say the driver of a Baltimore school bus involved in a deadly crash with a commuter bus shouldn't have been driving because his commercial license had been suspended two months earlier.

Glenn Chappell also could have been kept from driving because he pleaded guilty in 2012 to second-degree assault. A State Board of Education regulation says a school system "may not" permit someone convicted of a violent crime to operate a school vehicle.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Investigators in Baltimore are focusing on speed as they delve into the collision between a school bus and a commuter bus that killed both drivers and four mass-transit riders.

City police spokesman T.J. Smith said Wednesday that both vehicles were moving "at a pretty good rate of speed" when the school bus crossed the center line and smashed into the Maryland Transit Administration bus early Tuesday morning. But he says investigators haven't determined how fast they were going.