WHITE DEER, Pa. - A Greyhound bus and a tractor-trailer collided early Wednesday on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman, critically injuring four other people and sending dozens to the hospital, authorities said.
NewsChannel5 has confirmed as of about 4 p.m., 38 people were treated and released from hospitals. The victim who was killed was a passenger.
The crash occurred at 1:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-80 in White Deer Township in Union County, state police said. Investigators were still on scene about eight hours after the accident happened.
Forty-nine of the 50 people aboard the bus, including the driver, were taken to five hospitals, Greyhound spokeswoman Alexandra Pedrini said. The bus was heading from New York City to Cleveland, and the driver had been with the company for more than 12 years, she said.
The 16 people who were bound for Cleveland arrived at the station before 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Among them was Eli Troyer, who was traveling with an infant. The baby was found four seats away after the crash and only suffered a scrape.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Akos Gubica, 36, of New Jersey, told The (Sunbury) Daily Item that his rig was struck from behind by the bus. Pedrini declined to comment on that, saying the company was cooperating with authorities in their investigation and was conducting an internal probe.
Geisinger Medical Center said four of the 17 patients it received were in critical condition, with two listed as serious and 11 fair. Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg said it had received 14 people but was unable to immediately provide their conditions.
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