Six people were killed and another three were injured following a “fatal motor vehicle accident” involving a freight truck and tour bus, New York State Police have confirmed. As many as 15 people were on the bus when it collided with the truck at around 6am (11am GMT) on State Highway 37 in Louisville.

The driver of the box truck was the only one in the vehicle.

Officers from the Empire State’s constabulary continue to investigate the accident and State Highway 37 is now re-opened.

The highway had been shutdown to traffic for 12 hours on Saturday.

In a previous update, New York State Police said: “On January 28, 2023, around 6.02 am (11.02am GMT), State Police members responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident on State Highway 37 in the town of Louisville.

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Police later confirmed six people had died, one person was in critical condition and another two were seriously injured.

The injured victims were transported to local hospitals to receive treatment, including Massena Memorial, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center.

State Police were assisted by St Lawrence County Sheriff’s department and multiple fire and rescue teams, such as Louisville, Waddington, Norfolk, Madrid, Massena and Seaway Valley.

Officials described the crash site as “gruesome,” TV station WWNY reported.

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Road conditions had been covered in snow, leading to poor visibility. 

The box truck was also said to have been fully loaded at the time of the crash.

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