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WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ) — A man is dead after his car and a bus carrying children to school collided Monday morning.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a 911 call around 7 a.m. Monday reporting the crash near the intersection of Sullivan Road with Route 27.

Witnesses reported the passenger car, a 2001 Ford Focus, was traveling north along Sullivan Road entering a sharp turn in the 1700-block when it slid across the centerline, spinning sideways before striking an oncoming school bus that was entering the turn southbound.

After striking the bus, the Ford Focus burst into flames as it spun southbound back across the roadway, coming to rest against the northbound shoulder.

The driver, Devin Michael Spence, 24, did not survive the crash.

Spence was on his way to Manchester Valley High School where he’s taught math since January 2012. School officials have made additional counselors available for students and staff.  The bus was transporting five students to Delone Catholic High School in Pennsylvania.  No students were hurt.

Sullivan Road was closed for most of the morning for investigation and cleanup.  Icy road conditions are believed to have contributed to the collision.


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