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Saturday, March 16, 2013

2 Dead In Tour Bus Crash On PA Turnpike

Officials: Driver, one other person dead after turnpike crash

Multiple other injuries reported

WGAL TV

MIDDLESEX TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A tour bus carrying women's lacrosse players and coaches from Seton Hill University crashed Saturday around 9 a.m. when it went off the roadway and hit a tree.

Turnpike officials have confirmed that the bus driver has died and several others were injured. Officials say another person has died in the hospital, but could not give other details. 

Megan Silverstram, a public safety official with Cumberland County tells News 8 that everyone on the bus was taken to various hospitals as a precaution. Three people were flown to the Penn State Hershey Medical Center for treatment of more serious injuries. 

The lacrosse team was on the way to Lancaster for a 1 p.m. game against Millersville University which has been canceled. 

The accident happened on the turnpike in Middlesex Township on Interstate 76 by Mile Marker 227. 

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