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HEAD-ON CRASH BETWEEN OMNIRIDE BUS, CAR LEAVES 2 DEAD

A sedan crossed over a road median and slammed head-on into an OmniRide bus, killing two occupants in the sedan and leaving a third hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

There were no passengers aboard the OmniRide bus at the time of the crash, which occurred near Garfield High School just after 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Woodbridge.

According to Prince William County police, the driver of a 2014 Toyota Corolla was traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Smoketown Road heading toward Prince William Parkway when the vehicle crossed over the median and into oncoming traffic. A 2004 PRTC motor-coach bus traveling southbound on Smoketown Road was unable to avoid the collision and struck the sedan head-on. The bus then left the roadway striking a light pole and metal fence on Gar-field High School property.

The collision caused down power lines leading to a power outage in the immediate vicinity of the crash.

Two people in the Corolla were killed: driver Pablo Enrique Angulo, 24, of Woodbridge, and passenger Prince Arthur, 19, of Woodbridge. The injured passenger in the Corolla was identified as a 21-year-old Woodbridge man.

The bus operator was not injured in the crash. OmniRide said it is fully cooperating with investigators.

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