DEVELOPING STORY: More than 50 students were injured when a charter bus overturned in Orange County, New York. The bus was carrying high school students to a band camp. Click here to get Todd’s breaking news alerts for America First Conservatives.
The bus was one of six coach buses traveling to an annual marching band camp in Pennsylvania for high school students, according to a spokeswoman for the Farmingdale School District on Long Island, The New York Times reports. It went off the road on a section of I-84 in the town of Wawayanda.
The district sent a message to parents: “Police and emergency responders are on the scene, as well as district administration. We will provide another update when more information becomes available. We ask for your patience as we gather more details.”
Gov. Kathy Hochul confirmed there was at least death and called the scene horrific.
“At my direction, personnel from the New York State Police and the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services are onsite to assist local emergency response teams,” she said. “We are grateful for the first responders whose speedy action saved lives and we will continue to support them however necessary. Our hearts are with all who are impacted by this horrific situation.”
🚨#BREAKING: Over 50 Injured with Reported Fatalities as Charter Bus Carrying High School Students to a Band Camp Overturns and Crashes— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) September 21, 2023
📌#OrangeCounty | #NewYork
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