I-80 West Reopened After Deadly Bus Crash

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WHITE DEER TOWNSHIP — A woman was killed and dozens of others were hurt after a bus crashed on Interstate 80 in Union County.

A tractor-trailer and bus wrecked on I-80 west, just past the Williamsport exit around 1:45 a.m.

Authorities said a woman was killed and 44 others were hurt when the Greyhound bus slammed into the back of the rig.  State police said the driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

Authorities identified the victim Friday as Hoang Thi Thanh Son, 37, of Vietnam.

Troopers said the bus holding 49 passengers was traveling from New York City to Ohio.

Emergency officials said 44 people were transported to five area hospitals: Evangelical Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Geisinger Medical Center, and Lock Haven Hospital.

By Wednesday afternnoon, 32 passengers had been treated and released from hospitals. Authorities said 12 remain hospitalized.

Troopers said Interstate 80 west reopened around 4 p.m. after being closed for over 14 hours.

Greyhound has a phone hotline for family and friends of passengers at 800-972-4583.

7 comments

  • walter

    Those truck drivers drive only at night,they are overloaded,they have fake logbooks and bill of lading ,their trucks should not be on the road,I know that I’ve been there

  • Melissa

    I believe they named ALL the hospitals people were transported to more for the family and friends information. In severe accidents with such a multitude of victims more than one or two hospitals are needed to accommodate the necessary medical attention and this part of the information is helpful for those wanting to find out how bad their loved ones are. Evangelical Community Hospital would have been the closest hospital as it is just north of Lewisburg and south of the accident and it is not a private entity that refuses anyone of treatment, it is a community hospital.

  • Janet Den Haese Anderson

    Jim, I’m wondering why you felt the need to include one of the hospitals by name…..Evangelical Community Hospital….don’t they usually take victims from accidents? Or must one be an Evangelical to warrant treatment??
    Just sayin!!!!

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