At least one person was dead and at least 46 hurt on Thursday afternoon when a bus carrying music students from a suburban New York high school rolled down an embankment in Orange County.
The group was headed to band camp in Greeley, Pennsylvania, according to a statement from the Farmingdale School District.
“Police and emergency responders [are] on the scene, as well as district administration,” the statement said. “We will provide another update when more information becomes available. We ask for your patience as we gather more details.”
The charter overturned on I-84 near the town of Wawayanda shortly after 1 p.m. What led up to the wreck remained unclear. Further details were expected to be released later on Thursday, a spokesperson for the New York State Police told The Daily Beast.
The deceased is an adult, a source familiar with the situation told NBC News. Five of the 46 injured—most of whom are reportedly ninth-graders—were in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus told the outlet. The doomed bus was part of a six-bus caravan heading to Greeley, according to CBS News.
The phys ed center at the SUNY Orange campus in Middletown will serve as a family reunification hub, the school announced.
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