On March 17 at 9:10 a.m., officers responded to Berry Road near Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf for the report of a crash involving a passenger car and a school bus. A preliminary investigation revealed the driver of the bus was attempting to make a U-turn from westbound Berry Road onto eastbound Berry Road when a passenger car, traveling east, collided with the bus, causing the bus to hit a guardrail. The bus had 20 elementary school students from Berry Elementary School on board. Three students were transported by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The driver of the bus was not injured. The driver in the passenger car was also transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The crash is still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Halt ID #429 at 301-932-2222.

Diane Richardson
Media Relations Office
(301) 609-6557 or (240) 682-1658

The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) in 2001 and has since earned the highest rating of Excellence. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit www.ccso.us.

Charles County Crime Solvers offers rewards of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest or indictment of a person responsible for a crime in Charles County. All individuals who provide tips through Crime Solvers will remain anonymous. Anyone with information about an unsolved crime or the location of a fugitive may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS. Tips can also be submitted online at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com or by using the P3Intel mobile app, which can be found in the Android Store and Apple store by searching P3tips. For more information about the P3 program, click on this link: www.p3intel.com.