State Police continue to investigate a fatal crash this morning in Anne Arundel County that claimed the life of a woman from Queen Anne’s County.
The victim is identified as Miriam Barnshaw, 65, of the 200 block of Conquest Road in Centreville, Maryland. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency medical personnel. She was the only passenger in the Chevy Malibu involved in the crash.
The second victim is identified as Miriam’s son, Brian Barnshaw, 30, of the same address in Centreville. He was the driver of the Chevy Malibu and was transported by ambulance to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma in Baltimore.
The preliminary investigation indicates that shortly before 8:30am this morning, the Barnshaws were in their Chevy Malibu, traveling west on I-695 before exiting on to northbound 295, the Baltimore/Washington Parkway. For unknown reasons at this time, their vehicle entered the merge area of I-295 when Brian lost control of the vehicle and skidded perpendicular onto the northbound lanes, when it was then struck by a commuter bus traveling in the fast lane. The commuter bus was transporting eighteen passengers.
All eighteen passengers aboard the commuter bus were safely off loaded onto another commuter bus from the same company and transported to their destination. There were no reported injuries from those passengers traveling aboard the commuter bus.
Maryland State Police from the Glen Burnie Barrack responded to the scene. Police officers from the Anne Arundel County Police Department responded to assist, along with personnel from the Anne Arundel County Fire Department. State Highway Administration assisted with the road closures and detours while investigators worked at the scene.
As the Maryland State Police CRASH Team continues their investigation, motorists who may have witnessed the crash are asked to contact police. Witnesses of the crash can call state police at the Glen Burnie Barrack at 410-761-5130.