One Killed in Tour Bus Rollover on NY Interstate

Jan. 6, 2024
Several people were injured in the deadly crash involving a bus that left Montreal and rolled over near Lake George.

Brian Niemietz, Jager Weatherby
New York Daily News

A tour bus headed south on Adirondack Northway Interstate 87 reportedly flipped over Friday, causing a pileup in which one person reportedly died and at least nine were hospitalized.

The crash occurred around 12:50 p.m. in Lake George, near a construction zone between Northway Exits 22 and 23. The vehicle was headed to Midtown Manhattan from Montreal, according to FlixBus, which confirmed to the Daily News that it operates the long-distance coach.

As many as 30 rescue vehicles and a pair of helicopters responded to the accident, reported The Post-Star. Video obtained by CBS News in Albany showed a long line of rescue vehicles on both sides of a bus lying on its side on the highway shoulder.

As of Friday evening, a total of 23 people, including the driver, were said to have been onboard the upended bus.

WNYT reported at least one person was dead and another was seriously injured. The latter was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, while eight others were taken to Glens Falls Hospital. Those with minor injuries were being treated at the Lake George Village Firehouse.

“I join the people of New York in praying for the well-being of all involved in this horrific incident and am deeply grateful for the heroic efforts of our first responders,” Hochul said in a statement.

Sen. Chuck Schumer said he too was “praying for everyone involved” in the deadly crash.

The cause of the accident is still being investigated. FlixBus said it would provide more details as they become available.

Lake George is roughly 210 miles north of New York City and an hour’s drive from Albany.

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