The bus rolled over and slid off Interstate 84 in Orange County, New York.

September 21, 2023, 6:25 PM

At least two adults died when a bus carrying high school students from Long Island, New York, crashed while heading to band camp in Pennsylvania, state police said.

Dozens were hurt in Thursday’s rollover accident in Orange County, which is about 60 miles north of New York City, officials said.

Five or six children were in critical condition as of Thursday evening, according to a state police spokesman.

A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

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The bus, carrying students from Farmingdale High School, rolled over and slid off Interstate 84 down into a 50-foot ravine around 1:12 p.m., New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said.

PHOTO: A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

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A faulty front tire was a factor in the crash, the governor said.

“There’s a lot of families that need some love tonight. And we extend that from 20 million New Yorkers,” she said.

PHOTO: A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

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Farmingdale School District officials are also at the scene, the district said.

PHOTO: A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

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The school’s other five buses are now heading back to Farmingdale, but will make a stop on the way to give students the chance to meet with grief counselors, the district said.

PHOTO: A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

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The National Transportation Safety Board it was sending a team to investigate the crash. The NTSB investigators are slated to arrive Friday, the agency said.

PHOTO: A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York

A bus rolled over and crashed in Orange County, New York.

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This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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