Meadville Tribune

State News

October 9, 2013

1 dead, 44 injured in Interstate 80 Greyhound bus crash

NEW COLUMBIA — A Greyhoud bus plowed into the rear of a tractor-trailer early Wednesday on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman passenger and injuring 44 others, state police reported.

A score of ambulances responded to the crash on the westbound side of the highway near the exit to Williamsport, Pa., home of the Little League World Series.

State police said the accident occurred at 1:41 a.m. The bus carrying 49 passengers was bound for Cleveland, Ohio, from New York City.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Akos Gubica, 36, of New Jersey, told authorities at the scene that he was driving 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 slammed into his rig.

Ambulances transported the injured passengers to area hospitals in Williamsport, Danville, Lewisburg, Lock Haven and Muncy.

The crash closed Interstate 80 in the area. Relief buses were sent from Philadelphia to pick up uninjured passengers and those who had been treated and released from hospitals.

State police said the driver of the Greyhound bus had been with the company for more than 12 years.

---

Details for this story were provided by the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item.

1
Text Only
State News
Business Marquee
AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Stocks