NTSB: Driver in fatal Baltimore bus crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

The report stated that Glen Chappell, 67, was driving nearly twice the speed limit when he crashed the bus


Associated Press

BALTIMORE — National investigators say the driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people, including himself, was speeding and had a history of crashes and seizures.

In its initial report Wednesday, the National Transportation Safety Board said 67-year-old Glen Chappell was driving nearly twice the speed limit when he struck a Ford Mustang from behind, then struck the transit bus: about 57 mph in a 30-mph zone.

Fire department and rescue officials are at the scene of an early morning fatal collision between a school bus and a commuter bus Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Baltimore. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun via AP)
Fire department and rescue officials are at the scene of an early morning fatal collision between a school bus and a commuter bus Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Baltimore. (Jeffrey F. Bill/Baltimore Sun via AP)

Chappell was driving the school bus for AAAfordable LLC of Baltimore, which held a contract with Baltimore City Public Schools.

The report says that a week before the Nov. 1 crash, paramedics had been called to the AAAFordable offices because Chappell was exhibiting seizure-like symptoms.

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