New York interstate 3-vehicle crash leaves 27 hurt

By on November 6, 2014

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A crash on a Syracuse-area interstate involving a New York City-bound tour bus, a tractor-trailer, and a car has left 27 people injured.

Local media report that the accident occurred at 2:45 a.m. Thursday in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Nedrow, just south of Syracuse.

The Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office says 52 people were on board a Pine Hills Trailways bus traveling from Toronto to New York City. Officials say there are no fatalities. The bus driver is in serious condition at a Syracuse hospital.

Twenty-six of the passengers sustained minor injuries.

The sheriff’s office says the tractor-trailer pulled over to help the driver of car that had crashed just before the bus struck both vehicles.

Police say the car driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

I-81’s southbound lanes were closed until shortly before 5:30 a.m.