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Shuttle bus crashes on I-95, leaving one dead

By Erica Albanese,

A shuttle bus carrying 16 passengers on their way back from a birthday party struck a guardrail and flipped, leaving one man dead.

According to The Washington Post, the bus was headed down Interstate 95 when a white Acura sedan swerved into the lane and in front of the bus. The bus swerved to avoid the car, causing it to hit a guardrail and overturn, Virginia State Police said.

The passengers were in their early 20s and were coming home from a party at a club in Washington, D.C. All 16 passengers were taken to hospitals in the area.

Two of the passengers were critically injured and flown to a hospital in northern Virginia, while a man named David Alberto Sanchez was later pronounced dead, reported USA Today.

Although the car initially fled the scene, it was found by police at 6:10 a.m. on Sunday, a few hours after the accident.

“Witnesses were able to provide us with a license plate and we were able to track that vehicle down at a residence,” said State Police spokeswoman Corine Gellar.

Police arrested Raphael Manuel Barrientos on a count of a hit-and-run.

“It's going to be a long road for these kids. The thing is we always preach to these kids, do the right thing. They did the right thing,” said Pat Tierno, a father of one of the passengers. “They rented a bus, yes they wanted to go out but they rented a bus and this is what happened.”

 
 

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