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1 Killed In Pennsylvania Crash Of New York Greyhound Bus

A Greyhound bus from New York that slammed into the back of a tractor trailer driven by a New Jersey on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania has left one dead and 12 injured.

Greyhound bus along Interstate 80 following an accident
Greyhound bus along Interstate 80 following an accident near Williamsport (WNEP TV)

The chartered bus, headed for Cleveland,  crashed around 2 a.m. according to WNEP TV on the interstate just outside Williamsport. Several people were hospitalized via medical helicopter

Driver Akos Gubica from New Jersey told the Daily Item he was driving his flatbead trailer hauling garbade west at the speed limit when the bus hit him from behind.

Pictures of the crash scene show debris and luggage strewn all over the interstate. The road was closed in both directions for several hours following the crash.

WPVI TV reports Greyhound sent buses to the scene to pick up passengers who had been released from the hospital

Luggage on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania following bus accident
Luggage on Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania following bus accident (Twitter)

Greyhound spokeswoman Alexandra Pedrini told WCBS TV that 45 of the 50 people on board, including the driver, were taken to five local hospitals. Family members can call company hotline 800-972-4583 for information.

Geisinger Medical Center said four of the 17 patients it received were in critical condition, with two listed as serious and seven fair, while four had been treated and released. Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg said it had received 14 people but was unable to immediately provide their conditions.

Lock Haven Hospital spokesman Jeff Johns said one of the three patients the hospital received was transferred, another was admitted and the third was treated and released. Tracie Witter of Susquehanna Health Systems said 10 people were treated at Muncy Valley Hospital and released while five were treated at Williamsport Regional Medical Center and released.

WPVI TV reports Greyhound sent buses to the scene to pick up passengers who had been released from the hospital


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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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