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Bus Carrying Girls Basketball Team Crashes in Maryland

George Doyle/Stockbyte(CHAPTICO, Md.) -- A bus carrying a girl’s high school basketball team went off a roadway and crashed in southern Maryland Tuesday night, sending over a dozen people to the hospital with injuries.

The crash occurred in the town of Chaptico in St. Mary’s County, state police told ABC News, adding that three vehicles -- the bus, a car and a truck -- were involved in the accident.  The bus was carrying students from Great Mills High School who were returning from a basketball game in Colonial Beach, Va.

According to police, those injured -- including at least 15 of the 28 students on board -- were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.  The students have all since been released from the hospital, reports local website TheBayNet.com.

The driver of the truck involved, John Patrick Kravats, a 45-year-old registered sex offender, was also treated for minor injuries and was arrested for driving under the influence, according to TheBayNet.com.

The website says the bus has since been towed out of the woods and an investigation into the collision is underway.

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