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Maryland Bus Crash Kills 1, Hurts Several

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BETHESDA, Md. -- Authorities say a collision between a public transit bus and a pickup truck just outside the nation's capital has killed one person and injured nearly a dozen.

Montgomery County fire and rescue spokesman Capt. Oscar Garcia says 11 people were evaluated after the Wednesday afternoon crash. He says eight people will be taken to the hospital with various injuries. The pickup truck driver died.

The accident has shut down a stretch of Rockville Pike in Bethesda, Md., in both directions during the busy evening rush hour. Police were reconstructing the collision.

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

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

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