July 18, 2011 in Nation/World

Tour bus crashes, killing two

Associated Press

BATH, N.Y. – A tour bus traveling from Washington, D.C., to Niagara Falls crashed in a wooded median in western New York on Sunday afternoon, killing two people and injuring 35, state police said.

The crash happened on Interstate 390 in Steuben County at 4:15 p.m., and a preliminary report indicates that a tire blowout might have caused the wreck, New York State Police spokesman Mark O’Donnell said.

The bus, owned by Bedore Tours of North Tonawanda near Buffalo, left Washington on Sunday morning, O’Donnell said.

He didn’t have any details on the passengers.

The driver lost control of the bus about 55 miles southeast of Rochester, N.Y., and veered down a grassy bank into the woods.

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