MONTOUR COUNTY – A majority of the high school students and chaperones hurt after an I-80 bus crash Monday have been released from the hospital. As of 1:45 p.m. Monday, a Gesinger spokesman says 15 of the 16 people treated have been released. 32 people were on the bus at the time of the crash, including 28 high school students, three adult chaperones and the bus driver. One of the adult chaperones, a female, remains hospitalized. She was admitted with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries and has been upgraded to fair condition.
Milton state police tells us the crash occurred at 5:45 a.m. Monday along I-80 east at mile marker 218 in Liberty Township, Montour County. Troopers say the crash occurred when the bus left the south side of the roadway, sheared off a light post, and went down a 40-foot embankment near the Montour County rest area. PennDOT tells us the rest area was closed due to the crash but is now open.
Geisinger says the bus was traveling through the Valley from northwest Ohio to New York City.
Ambulances from Danville, Bloomsburg, Millville, Elysburg, Sunbury and Berwick, and Valley Township fire department responded. The bus was towed from the scene. The driver will be cited with a traffic violation.