A fatal crash near the intersection of Route 198 and Route 197 in Laurel, Maryland, claimed the life of Silver Spring, Maryland resident, Michael Palomo. The collision near Laurel's Amish Market involved a left-turning tour bus with more than 50 passnegers on board and a pick up truck driven by Mr. Palomo.
The intersection has been the scene of another recent deadly crash involving a motorcycle and is the subject of much discussion owing to its involvement in other significant vehicle crashes in recent years.
The tour bus, en route to Niagara Falls, New York is purported to have failed to yield right-of-way to Mr. Palomo's truck. Investigation continues. At least seven bus passengers were taken to area hospitals for injuries