At least six people were killed in northern New York after a cargo truck, and a tour bus collided Saturday, which authorities described as a “horrific” incident.
About 15 people were aboard the bus when it collided head-on with the truck at about 6 a.m. Saturday on State Highway 37 in Louisville, a small town on the U.S.-Canadian border, state police said.
The man behind the wheel of the cargo truck was the only one in that vehicle.
Three other people were injured and were rushed to the hospital, including one in critical condition.
Police officials have so far not released which vehicle crashed into the other at the time of impact and have not released the names of the fatalities in the accident.
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The road was closed to vehicular traffic for 12 hours on Saturday.
Detectives are still investigating what led to the freak accident, although some photos from the scene showed foot-high snowbanks on the side of the road.
WWNY media reported that visibility might have been reduced at the time of the incident.
The tour bus appears to be affiliated with the LBFNY solar energy company, based in central New York.
For its part, the cargo truck, a Penske rental, had a full load inside, police said.