Ceremony for 15 killed in NYC casino bus crash

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Posted: Mar 19, 2011 2:58 AM
Ceremony for 15 killed in NYC casino bus crash

Relatives of the passengers who died in the crash of a New York City casino bus are expected to return to the crash site for a Buddhist ceremony.

City officials say one lane of Interstate 95 in the Bronx will be closed for about an hour Saturday morning to allow for the ceremony, which will be blocked from view to avoid rubbernecking. Fifteen people died in the crash a week ago.

City Office of Emergency spokesman Chris Gilbride says the relatives will be transported to the site.

The bus was returning March 12 to Manhattan's Chinatown from an overnight trip to a Connecticut casino when it tipped over and was sliced in two by a pole.

Authorities are investigating the accident.