1 Killed in Bus, Tractor-Trailer Crash

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2011  |  Updated 8:24 PM EDT
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1 Killed in Bus, Tractor-Trailer Crash

The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sound Avenue in the town of Riverhead.

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One person was killed and several were injured in a collision between a mini-bus and a tractor-trailer on a rural road on eastern Long Island Wednesday.

A dispatcher for Maryhaven, a program for people with special needs, said eight people were on the bus, including two staffers.

Five of the injured were brought to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead; one was a fatality, officials said.

The conditions of the others is still unknown.

The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on Sound Avenue. Police Chief David Hegermiller says the bus and tractor-trailer may have sideswiped each other.

A helicopter took some victims from the scene, a rural section of Long Island about 90 miles from Manhattan.

The identity or condition of the tractor-trailer driver was not immediately known.

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