Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 9, 2013

BREAKING NEWS. . . One killed, 44 injured in bus crash on I-80 in Union County

Francis Scarcella
The Daily Item

NEW COLUMBIA, PA. — One woman was killed and 44 people were injured early this morning when a Greyhound commercial passenger bus and tractor trailer collided on Interstate 80 in Union County.

Approximately 20 ambulances from five counties responded to the crash site on Interstate 80 westbound at Mile Marker 206, about four miles west of the Route 15 interchange in White Deer Township.

State police at Milton said the accident occurred at 1:41 a.m., but no other details have been released.

Ambulances transported the injured passengers to at least five hospitals - Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, and hospitals in Williamsport, Lock Haven and Muncy.

A total of 49 passengers, plus the bus driver, were aboard the passenger bus traveling from New York City to Cleveland, Ohio, a spokesman for Greyhound bus lines said this morning.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Akos Gubica, 36, of New Jersey, said at the scene that he was driving his rig westbound on his way to Ohio when his truck was struck in the rear by the bus. Gubica said he was traveling at about the speed limit and did now know why the bus struck his truck from behind.

Interstate 80 westbound is closed at the Route 15 interchange and traffic is being detoured this morning.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.