At least six people were killed in New York Saturday morning and three others were injured when a truck collided with a bus on a highway, police said.
Officials called the scene “macabre,” according to WWNY-TV.
A crashed express bus with a cargo truck on State Route 37 in Louisville near the Canadian border just after 6 a.m. ET, New York State Police said in a statement.
More than a dozen passengers were on the bus at the time of the crash. A driver was in the truck.
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The freeway was closed for about 12 hours before reopening around 5 p.m. Saturday night as police worked on the scene, WWNY reported.
One of the victims was in critical condition and the other two in serious condition. said the police.
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“Everyone worked really well together,” St. Lawrence County Emergency Services Director Matt Denner said, according to WWNY. “Everyone was on the same page. But like I said, it was a very difficult scene for everyone there. We had ambulances from Potsdam from Canton, Ogdensburg, Norfork. We didn’t miss transportation agencies or EMTS.”
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
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The cause of the accident is under investigation. The road was snowy at the time, WWNY reported.