Va. driver in NJ Turnpike bus-truck crash dies

AP News
Posted: Aug 26, 2011 4:57 PM
Va. driver in NJ Turnpike bus-truck crash dies

The driver of a bus that crashed this week on the New Jersey Turnpike has died.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital spokeswoman Zenaida (zuh-NAY'-duh) Mendez says 52-year-old Chesapeake, Va., resident Andy Lynch died Friday morning.

Mendez says a second person who was critically injured in Wednesday's crash has been upgraded to fair condition.

More than a dozen other people were injured less seriously when the bus Lynch was driving from New York City to Washington, D.C., collided with a tractor-trailer in South Brunswick.

Lynch was a professional driver for 11 years.

State police say the bus was trying to slow in heavy traffic when it struck the tractor-trailer, which jackknifed.

The accident remains under investigation. No summonses have been issued.