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School bus driver in fatal Baltimore crash was speeding, had history of seizures: NTSB

Posted at 10:53 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 10:53:51-05

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.

Two buses crashed, killing six people, in Baltimore on Nov. 1, 2016.

Two buses crashed, killing six people, in Baltimore on Nov. 1, 2016.

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.

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 symptom