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Worcester County Collision Results in Vehicle Fire

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WORCESTER COUNTY, Md.- Maryland State Police said a 16-year-old is facing charges following a collision that sparked a vehicle fire in Worcester County.

Police said the incident occurred on Monday afternoon, Sept. 10, as a 16-year-old male operating a 2002 Chevrolet Impala northbound on U.S. Route 113 failed to notice stopped traffic in the roadway.

Traffic was stopped in the roadway as a school bus driver activated the bus' flashing lights to indicate children were getting off the bus, police said.

According to investigators, that when is the 16-year-old driver rear-ended a 1997 cargo van operated by William Edwin Heiser Jr.

Police said that following the collision, the Chevrolet Impala erupted into flames, which then spread to the cargo van.

Police said all occupants of the vehicles involved in the crash were able to escape the flames.

The 16-year-old driver was charged with failure to control speed to avoid collision. Police report that the juvenile driver was transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, neither the bus nor any of the children getting off the bus were harmed in the accident.

Authorities said that Route 113 was closed for approximately two hours while the vehicles were moved and the scene was cleared.

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