Family remembers son killed in Waldorf bus crash
Updated: October 18, 2011 - 11:45 pm
The family of a Fort Washington man is grieving for their son and brother, who died after his car collided with a commuter bus in Waldorf.
The driver of the car, 20-year-old Carlin Biles, was pronounced dead at this hospital.
Biles had turned 20 the day before. His family had planned a birthday dinner for him that night, they tell ABC7’s John Gonzalez.
Biles worked at a Ford dealership and was test-driving a customer's newly purchased Ford Focus when he collided with a commuter bus.
Police say the bus was pulling out of lot around 6:15 p.m. Monday on Mattawoman Beantown Road (MD Route 5) near Poplar Hill Rd. The bus driver failed to yield and crashed into the Ford Focus, sending Biles to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The bus driver, 46-year-old Anthony Ricardo Fairchild of Glenarden, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital. The bus was carrying 15 passengers, who were evaluated.
The 2009 graduate of West Lake High School recently talked to his family about joining the U.S Air force.
The grieving family has been comforted with flower and a house full of loved ones. Stepfather Stephen Cruzado is not only heart broken but also upset.
"We haven't been contacted from law enforcement yet... I have yet to hear anything from anyone,” Cruzado said.
Collision reconstruction investigators were on scene Monday and the road was closed while they were investigating the incident.
The last time his older brother Darron heard Biles’ voice was on the phone, thanking him for his birthday gift, a wrist watch.
“The last memory was a voice mail... He was so excited about the watch,” Darron said.
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