Who is Bryan Howard Maclean? Pickup Truck Driver Who Hit Bus in Ocala Arrested for DUI

Bryan Howard Maclean has been arrested on eight counts of DUI manslaughter following the deadly accident involving a bus carrying farmworkers in Florida on Tuesday.

The crash on SR-40 in Ocala killed eight people and critically injured eight more, with dozens more hurt.

Authorities arrested Howard just before 2 p.m. Tuesday for driving under the influence.

A bus was transporting 46 farmworkers to Cannon Farms in Dunnellon, which had been harvesting watermelons at the time of the crash, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

FHP Lieutenant Patrick Riordan said Howard’s Ford Ranger pickup truck appears to have “traveled toward the center line”, causing the two vehicles to sideswipe.

The crash caused the bus to swerve off of State Road 40, crash through a fence and hit a tree before rolling over

A total of 38 people were taken to the hospital, the sheriff’s office said. Of those patients, eight were listed in critical condition; the other 30 people had non-life-threatening injuries.

Howard was also injured and taken to the hospital.

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