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article imageBus-truck collision in Pennsylvania leaves 2 dead and 17 injured

By Karen Graham     Jun 3, 2015 in World
Tobyhanna - A head-on crash in Eastern Pennsylvania between a bus and a tractor-trailer has left two people dead and at least 17 others injured say authorities.
Emergency officials in Monroe County say the head-on crash occurred a little after 10 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 380 in the Pocono Mountain region, about 75 miles Northwest of New York City.
The front-end of the bus, terribly mangled, was wedged into the tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer had been sheared in half, the cab coming to rest on its side in the woods.
The bus is owned by Academy Bus, the country's largest, privately-owned and operated transportation company. As of this time, the company is saying they have no information on the crash, according to the Associated Press.
An attorney for Xtra Lease, the tractor-trailer owner said he doesn't know who was leasing the rig. Xtra Lease specializes in renting and leasing semi-trailers and is owned by the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies headed by investor Warren Buffett. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
Matt Kislak, at the Monroe County 911 Center told news media that four of the injured were airlifted to hospitals. It was also learned that many of the injured were unconscious.
Video from a state highway traffic camera shows traffic backed up both ways and emergency crews at the scene. CBS Channel 3 in Philidelphia shows a horrendous scene of the crash site, with the front of the bus stuck in the sheared wall of the trailer, contents of the load strewn all over the highway.
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