Driver dies when his minivan hits bus filled with guardsmen

March 17, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

A Columbia man was killed on the Beltway yesterday when the minivan he was driving hit a military bus filled with Maryland National Guardsmen, state police said.

Kyung No Lee, 44, of the 5600 block of Columbia Road died at the scene. Rescue workers had to use a "Jaws of Life" mechanism to remove him from the van, police said.

Two guardsmen in the bus, including the driver, were treated for minor injuries and released from Northwest Hospital Center.

Police said the minivan was heading north near the Liberty Road exit about 4: 30 p.m. when it swerved into the path of the bus for no apparent reason. The minivan struck the left front corner of the bus and spun out of control, ending up on the left shoulder, police said.

The bus was filled with about 25 guardsmen from the Greenbelt division, who had been training yesterday at the Pikesville armory. No other cars were involved.

Pub Date: 3/17/96

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