Charter Bus Crashes on I-84 in Orange County, One Confirmed Dead
Tragedy struck on I-84 in Orange County today when a charter bus carrying about 50 high school students crashed this afternoon, leaving one dead and more injured.
Charter Bus Overturns on I-84 in Orange County
There are multiple injuries in a bus crash involving Farmingdale High School Band Students. There were around 300 students on the way to a camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania split between 6 buses. Emergency responders are on the scene of the overturned bus on Interstate 84 near the town of Wawayanda. The cause of the crash is not immediately known. Little is known about the 46 passengers on the bus besides one confirmed fatality and five in critical condition.
Police put out a traffic advisory that there is a crash investigation and Road Closure on I-84 westbound at Exit 15A/B (I-84) - Middletown - Goshen (US 6 - RT 17M) (Wawayanda) all lanes of 2 lanes closed.
Video from the scene showed the charter bus in the median of Interstate 84. It appears as though the bus may have rolled down part of the slope in the median before coming to rest on its side.
The Farmingdale School District released the following statement:
"We were informed that there had been an accident with Bus 1 en route to Greeley, PA for band camp. Police and emergency responders on on the scene, as well as district administration. We will provide another update when more information becomes available. We ask for your patience as we gather more details."
A spokesperson for SUNY Orange said the college's physical education center will be used as a family information/reunification center.
Investigations are still going on as to what made the bus overturn and crash. More information will be reported as it becomes available.