WAWAYANDA, N.Y. — At least one person is dead and multiple injuries are reported after a charter bus overturned on Interstate 84 in Orange County near the town of Wawayanda, about two hours northwest of New York City.
The bus was one of six carrying the Farmingdale High School marching band. The band – roughly 300 students in total – were all headed to band camp in Greeley, Penn. One of the six buses overturned.
Initial reports suggest that 45 people were on the bus involved in the accident, and five were seriously injured. The injured were being taken to hospitals in Orange and Westchester County.
The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately known.
It happened shortly before 1:30 p.m.
Bus was from Farmingdale High School headed for band camp
The students were expected to be at the band camp from Thursday to Sunday.
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.
Numerous emergency responders were visible on the scene. Windows on one side of the bus had been smashed out, and a ladder was raised along the side of the bus near the broken windows.
New York State Police said Interstate 84 westbound was closed at Exit 15.
Check back soon for more on this developing story.