Bus driver being charged after crash involving Philly students in Md.

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The driver of a charter bus carrying students from Philadelphia will be charged after a crash on Interstate 95 in Maryland earlier this year.

Clarence C. Beamer Jr., 59, will be charged with negligent driving contributing to an accident and failing to drive in a designated lane.

The crash happened on May 15 at the Havre de Grace exit.

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According to investigators, video cameras on the bus showed that Beamer merged lanes, forcing a car onto the shoulder.

Investigators say the car reached the front of the bus before the video abruptly ends.

The bus, carrying eighth grade students and staffers from the Charles W. Henry School in Mt. Airy, flipped onto its side. All 30 people on the bus were hurt, some seriously.

Coincidentally, a number of Philadelphia police officers, recruits and family members of fallen officers were on board three buses that were travelling through the area at the same time.

They were on their way to a police memorial service, also in Washington, D.C., and were not involved in the crash.

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