State police reported that one person was killed and 11 others injured when a tour bus headed to New York City overturned on a highway near the Adirondacks of southern New York.
State police released a statement saying that the crash happened just before 1 p.m. in Lake George in Warren County.
The police have not disclosed the details of the accident.
The Skyway Coach Line bus, which originated in Montreal, Canada, and headed southbound along I-87 towards the Big Apple, was confirmed by authorities.
The large white and green bus was on its side when emergency crews arrived.
Police say that 24 people were on the bus when it crashed.
The State Police confirmed that there was one death from the rollover.
Police said that one passenger was airlifted by helicopter to Albany Medical Center in critical condition.
The crash caused minor injuries to ten others.
Within the last hour, a tour bus with multiple passengers rolled over on I-87 between Lake George and Warrensburg. @nyspolice & @NYSDOT immediately responded & are currently on-site performing rescue operations.
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) January 5, 2024
In an X post, Gov. Kathy Hochul expressed gratitude for the “heroic effort” of first responders.
Hochul wrote: “I pray with New Yorkers for everyone involved in this horrifying incident and am grateful for our first responders’ heroic efforts.”
Hochul said that rescue workers from the Department of Transportation and police were also on site.
The southbound highway between exits 22 and 23 was closed.
Deanna Cohen, spokesperson for the police, said that they were still assessing the scene and did not have any further information.
I join the people of New York and pray for the safety of everyone involved in this horrific event. I am grateful for the heroic efforts made by our first responders.