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1 Dead, Several Hurt After Metrobus Crash In Md.

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — One person was killed and nearly a dozen people were injured in a collision involving a Metrobus and a pickup truck in Bethesda.

Capt. Oscar Garcia, a spokesman for the Montgomery County fire and rescue department, says 11 people were evaluated after the crash, which occurred about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. He says eight people were taken to the hospital with injuries.

Garcia said the pickup truck driver died of his injuries.

The accident led authorities to shut down part of Rockville Pike in both directions. Police were reconstructing the collision.

Garcia says the drivers of the bus and pickup truck had to be extricated from their vehicles.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

Metro spokesman Dan Stessel says the bus was heading to Lake Forest Mall in Gaithersburg.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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