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Wicomico sheriff finds dual blame in bus accident

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 7:44am  ET

SALISBURY, Md. - A sheriff on Maryland's Eastern shore says a bus driver involved in a collision that killed a teenage boy failed to yield the right-of-way.

But Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis also says the off-road motorcycle that two teenage boys were riding during the crash wasn't properly registered. Police documents show neither boy was wearing a helmet or safety gear. The Sept. 13 accident occurred when the dirt bike collided with a Shore Up! bus, killing a 15- year-old boy on the motorcycle.

Lewis tells the Daily Times of Salisbury ( http://bit.ly/UCCZD7) that although his office is preparing to close its investigation, the decision on whether to prosecute rests with county prosecutors.

Meanwhile, Fruitland police continue to investigate a separate bus accident that occurred that same day that killed a 71-year-old woman.

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Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/


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