Four Busloads Of Penn State Students Crash; At Least Two Dead


Sunday, November 21st 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


Four buses packed with Penn State
University students crashed in thick fog early Sunday, killing at
least one student and a bus driver and injuring 106 people,
authorities said.

The buses were among six carrying 280 students home from a
shopping trip to New York, university spokesman Bill Mahon said.

Three of the buses traveling together on Interstate 80
apparently slammed into each other and a fourth hit a guard rail,
authorities said. A car and a pickup truck were also involved in
the 1 a.m. wreck, police said.

Four hospitals treated the most seriously injured. Various
churches in White Haven took in those with less serious injuries.

"We offer our condolences to the families of the deceased and
want to do everything possible to assist the other students who
made this trip," University President Graham B. Spanier said.

Other details, including the identities of the victims and the
extent of the injuries,, were not immediately available.

Thick fog hovered on the highway early Sunday, but police did
not immediately say whether it played a role in the crash.