1 Killed in Bus, Tractor-Trailer Crash - NBC New York

1 Killed in Bus, Tractor-Trailer Crash



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

    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.