A motorcoach bus transporting high school students to a band camp crashed in Orange County, New York, leaving one person dead and at least 48 students injured, reported CNN News.
According to the news report, the motorcoach was traveling along Interstate 84 when it drove off an embankment and rolled over. It and several other buses were headed to the band event in Greeley, Pennsylvania.
Daniel Minerva, a spokesman for a local ambulance company that responded to the crash, said three students were severely injured and the person who died was ejected from the vehicle. No information has been released in this writing on the identity or ages of the victims.
The bus was reportedly transporting students from Farmingdale High School in Long Island. Emergency officials were at the site of the crash and a medical helicopter was also parked on the highway nearby.
Police said via the article that I-84 was shut down at Exit 15A with detours in place.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul stated she had been briefed on the crash and members of the New York State Police and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services were at the scene to assist response teams.
The cause of the crash is unclear, and the incident remains under investigation. The New York State Police will hold a briefing on the bus crash Thursday evening.
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