Latest on bus crash: Italian honeymooner among 3 killed

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Posted: Jun 04, 2015 3:20 PM
Latest on bus crash: Italian honeymooner among 3 killed

2 p.m.

An Italian tourist on his honeymoon has been identified as one of three victims of a deadly crash involving a tour bus and a tractor-trailer in eastern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday said 29-year-old Marco Fornasetti was killed in Wednesday's wreck on Interstate 380 in the Pocono Mountains. Sixty-nine-year-old Italian citizen Rino Guerra was also named a victim.

The Italian news agency ANSA says Fornasetti was a newlywed from the northern city of Vicenza. It said his bride was among the injured.

The bus driver, 54-year-old Alfredo Telemaco of New York City, was also killed.

State police say it will take time to know why the tractor-trailer crossed the highway median and into the path of the charter bus, which was headed to Niagara Falls.

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1:10 p.m.

State police say it will take time to know why a tractor-trailer crossed the highway median and into the path of a charter bus headed to Niagara Falls, slamming into it and killing the bus driver and two passengers.

Trooper David Peters said Thursday that a second tractor-trailer was involved, but they were still investigating what led to the accident.

Trucking company Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. said it was cooperating fully with authorities and "committed to learning the facts."

The crash occurred Wednesday morning on Interstate 380 in the Pocono Mountains region. The bus had departed from New York when police said say it collided with a tractor-trailer that had crossed into oncoming traffic.

More than a dozen people were injured and taken to hospitals. Two people remained in critical condition Thursday.

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6:45 a.m.

Eight people treated for mild to moderate injuries after a bus carrying Italian tourists crashed into a tractor-trailer in eastern Pennsylvania have been released from the hospital.

Geoffrey Roche, a spokesman for Pocono Health System, says the patients had all been released by Wednesday night.

State police are still investigating the crash which occurred when the truck headed south on Interstate 380 in the Pocono Mountains crossed into the northbound lanes, hitting another truck before the bus then hit the first truck.

The bus driver and two other passengers were killed. Seven other passengers remain hospitalized, four in critical condition.