Police ID woman killed in crash involving Prince George’s school bus

The Prince George’s County police have identified the woman who was killed in Wednesday’s multivehicle crash involving a school bus in Clinton, Maryland.

Shamika Brown, 32, of Ethan Manor Road in Clinton, died in the crash at around 6:30 a.m.

Police say multiple vehicles were traveling on Surratts Road and Branch Avenue when a tractor-trailer, Prince George’s County school bus No. 4104 and five other vehicles collided.

Brown’s car was trapped between the school bus and the tractor-trailer.

Two teens aboard the school bus were taken to the hospital for evaluation, and two other drivers were also hurt.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Prince George’s County police are working to determine the exact sequence of events but they warn that the investigation could take weeks to months to complete.

A preliminary investigation shows that the tractor-trailer was headed southbound on Branch Avenue approaching a red light at Surratts Road.

The tractor-trailer drove through the red traffic light, causing a chain-reaction collision, police say.

Below is dashcam video of the fatal crash, which some might find disturbing.

WTOP’s Jennifer Ortiz contributed to this report.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He joined the WTOP newsroom in 2020 after graduating from the University of San Diego, where he studied physics and philosophy.

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