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Fatal Pa. Charter Bus Accident

Three people were killed and more than 40 others injured after a charter bus from New York overturned on Interstate 81 late Sunday night in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County.

It happened around 11:45 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 74, which is between the exits for Linglestown/Paxtonia and Manada Hill.

Pennsylvania State Police say that a Honda CRV was stopped in southbound traffic in the right lane of Interstate 81. At the same time, the bus was negotiating a right curve in the right line of the highway.

State Troopers say that the bus exited the north side of the roadway and entered the grassy roadside, struck an embankment, and overturned onto its right side before coming to a rest in the shoulder and roadside. The right roof area struck the rear end of the Honda CRV, which came to rest within the right shoulder.

State Police have said all of the people on board were taken to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center with injuries ranging from minor to critical. About eight ambulances and Life Lion helicopters assisted in getting those people to the hospital. The driver of the Honda CRV was also taken to Hershey Medical Center with suspected moderate injuries, according to State Police.

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