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Tragedy on the Water-Scott Key Bridge

In Baltimore, Maryland – A terrible accident occurred on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, when a ship crashed into the Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse into the Patapsco River. Six people died, and many more were injured. The city of Baltimore is in shock and saddened by this event.

People who viewed the accident described the horror of watching the bridge collapse into the water, with cars and workers falling in.

“I was driving across the bridge when I heard a loud noise and saw the ship heading straight for us,” said Maria Rodriguez, a woman who was lucky to escape. “I swerved out of the way just in time, but I saw others who weren’t so lucky,” she continued.

The ship, called the Dali, was traveling from Baltimore to Sri Lanka, when it went off course and hit the bridge. “We are closely following the investigations conducted by authorities and Synergy, and we will do our utmost to keep our customers informed,” a crewmember reported.

The Scott Key Bridge, named after the writer of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” has been an important part of Baltimore since 1976. Its collapse has left a big hole in the city’s roads and a deep scar on its heart.

“This is a tragedy that will be felt for a long time,” said the Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh. “We will do everything we can to help the families of the victims and rebuild the bridge as soon as possible.”

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Japri Jamison
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Japri Jamison is a 17-year-old senior currently going to Tracy High School. He was born in San Jose, California on February 20, 2006. He has moved back and forth, from San Jose to Tracy throughout his life. He is the oldest of two siblings. Jamison has one sister and one brother. Jamison’s Mom attended high school in San Jose and attended college in Milpitas, California. Jamison is a student-athlete and is enrolled in the National Honors Society, which demonstrates academic achievement by achieving a 3.65 GPA or higher. Jamison has played with the Tracy High Men’s Basketball program since coming to Tracy High. He is looking forward to playing in his fourth year with Tracy High as a senior. He is excited to take journalism and looking forward to improving his writing abilities as well as writing about things that interest him, such as basketball and sports in general. Jamison is looking forward to majoring in biomedical sciences, as well as playing basketball in college.  

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