May 24, 2013
Tour bus crash in US, 14 dead
A tour bus that was returning from a casino scraped along a guard rail and slammed into a pole, leaving a jumble of bodies and twisted metal along Interstate 95. Fourteen passengers were killed.
The bus had just reached the outskirts of New York City on a journey from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut when the crash happened. The driver told police he lost control trying to avoid a swerving tractor-trailer.
Twenty passengers were treated at area hospitals. Seven were in critical condition, according to police.
The southbound lanes of the highway were closed for hours while emergency workers tended to survivors and removed bodies.
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said police were still looking for the truck, which did not stop after the crash. He said the truck was in a lane to the bus' left, although it was unclear whether the two vehicles touched.