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A Dozen Injured In Rockville Pike Metrobus Crash

One died in the fatal accident

A Metrobus was involved in a deadly multi-car accident on Rockville Pike Wednesday.
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A Metrobus was involved in a deadly multi-car accident on Rockville Pike Wednesday.

One person is dead and at least 10 others were injured Wednesday afternoon in a multi-vehicle accident involving a Metrobus on Rockville Pike in Bethesda, according to NBC Washington.

The incident occurred on Rockville Pike at Alta Vista Road at 4:20 p.m. Five vehicles, including a J-9 Metrobus, were involved in the crash.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck was traveling southbound on Rockville Pike. The Metrobus was traveling northbound on Rockville Pike. The two vehicles collided, and the Metrobus -- which was headed to Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg -- came to rest after striking a tree on the side of the roadway. Investigators are still in the process of determining how and where the vehicles collided.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said the person who died was not on the bus.

He further said that the female bus driver, a 13-year veteran, was conscious and alert. Officials said the driver was being extricated and transported to a hospital. The injuries range from very minor to very serious.

As of Wednesday evening, Rockville Pike is closed in both directions between Cedar Lane and Pooks Hill Road, and traffic was severely backed up.

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