Updated: I-95 car-bus crash claims life

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Delaware State Police Collision  are  investigating a car-bus  crash on Interstate 95  that claimed one life and left a Maryland man critically injured.  At  5:36 p.m. on  Wednesday, a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo traveled south in the right lane of I-95. As the vehicle approached State Route 896,  it veered left and traveled across several lanes  on  I-95 southbound. 

The Chevrolet veered left and traveled across several lanes  on  I-95 southbound. As the Chevrolet entered the left lane, it was struck by a 2008 Prevost Bus,  operated by Bolt  and driven by Mamadou Badine, 47, of Maryland.

The impact resulted in the  Chevrolet  spinning in  the grass median where it  rolled over and over,  finally coming to rest on its wheels. The bus also went onto the grass median and stopped.

The driver  of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene.  Troopers identified the victim as Toni Marie Koetzle, 24, of Halethorpe, Md. The passenger, Trae Miller, 41, of North East, Md. was admitted to Christiana Hospital in critical condition.

Two bus passengers were transported to Christiana Hospital Trauma Center where they were treated and released.

Three lanes of I-95 southbound and one lane of I-95 northbound were closed for  four hours.

 

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