6 dead, 3 seriously injured in a bus and van accident in the north of the country

Louisville, NY – Six people are dead and three seriously injured after an early morning crash involving a bus and van truck in St. Lawrence County on Saturday.

At around 6:02 a.m., troopers received reports of a serious crash on State Route 37 involving a 2021 Freightliner van truck and a 2013 express bus, according to a state police news release. The accident occurred west of Massena, not far from the St. Lawrence River.

The soldiers confirmed that six people are dead, one person is in critical condition and two others were seriously injured. All eight were traveling on the bus, the soldiers said.

The road has been closed since the crash, soldiers said. The road remains closed from St. Lawrence County Road 14 to Coles Creek Road.

Soldiers investigate the fatal accident.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

Editor Anne Hayes covers breaking news, crime and public safety. You can reach her at ahayes@syracuse.com.

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