Brandeis Student Killed, 27 Injured in Bus Crash

By Chris Wangler

November 20, 2022

A Brandeis student died Saturday night in a horrifying shuttle bus crash that sent 26 students and the driver to area hospitals.

The students were being transported from a hockey game at Northeastern University.

“The preliminary investigation suggests that the bus crashed into a tree on South Street at approximately 10:32 p.m.,” said a statement from the office of Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.

One Brandeis student was pronounced dead on scene. The identity of the deceased has not been released.

A Mass Casualty Incident was declared as Waltham first responders and some from neighboring Weston Fire assisted victims bloodied from the crash.

Twenty-six students and the bus driver sustained a variety of injuries and were transported to area hospitals.

On Sunday morning, their identities and conditions were still being sorted out.

A spokesperson from Brandeis said that “we believe 17 people have been released and 11 have been admitted for further care.”

The bus was contracted by Brandeis, according to the university.

DA Ryan said no charges have been filed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Waltham Police and State Police, including the State Police Crash Reconstruction Section.

Waltham Police urge anyone who may have witnessed this accident or have any information to contact the Waltham Police Department at (781) 314-3600.

Photos: Peter Lobo