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SEAT PLEASANT, Md. (WUSA/AP) - One person is dead and several injured after a car collided with a Metrobus, according to police.

The traffic accident took place at Central Ave. and Soper Lane a few minutes before 10 p.m. on Friday, just outside the Addison Rd.-Seat Pleasant Metro stop. Police say witnesses confirmed that two cars were racing at high speeds westbound on Central Ave. when one lost control and hit the Metrobus.

Authorities say the driver of the vehicle that struck the bus is dead. Forty passengers were on the bus at the time of the accident, eight sustained minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

The second car struck a traffic sign on Central Ave. The driver was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injures. Police say alcohol and speed were a factor in this accident.

The deceased driver has been identified as 22-year-old Cleon David Willis of Bowie, Md.

Police are still investigating this accident and have not released any information about the charges the surviving driver may face.

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