6 Dead, 3 Injured in Upstate NY Freight Truck-Bus Crash

Authorities have confirmed six people died in upstate NewYork after a freight truck and an express bus carrying over a dozen people collided near the U.S.-Canada border. State Police stated three other people were injured, including one in critical condition.

They are currently being treated for their injuries at a hospital. Authorities say 15 people were aboard the bus that was traveling on State Highway 37 near the town of Louisville. According to TV Station WWNY, officials called the scheme “gruesome.”

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Several photos of the crash showed heavy foot-high snow on the side of the highway. There might have been reduced visibility when the incident occurred around 6 a.m. Officials stated the cargo truck was fully loaded. 

6 Dead, 3 Injured in Upstate NY Freight Truck-Bus Crash

Photos of the damaged vehicles show the bus appeared to be affiliated with LBFNY, a solar energy company that is based in central New York. This after the company name and logo was visible on the truck. 

The freight car, which had one occupant, was a Penske truck rental. 

Both the vehicles suffered extensive damage, and according to photos, crashed head-on. The road has since reopened after the crash, but the investigation is still ongoing. 

State police were assisted by several fire and rescue teams as well as the St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department.

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