Six people were killed in upstate New York on Saturday when a freight truck and a tour bus collided, officials said.
According to State Police, the bus crashed head-on with the truck at 6:00 a.m. on State Highway 37 in Louisville, a tiny hamlet on the US-Canada border.
The only person inside the box truck was the driver.
Three additional persons were injured and sent to the hospital, one of them was in severe condition.
Police did not specify which car collided with the other and did not identify the victims.
The collision site was characterized as “gruesome” by officials, according to TV station WWNY.
Saturday, the route was closed to traffic for 12 hours.
The reason for the incident is still being investigated, but images from the site show foot-high snow banks on the side of the highway.
According to WWNY, there might have been restricted visibility at the time of the collision.
The bus looks to be associated with the central New York-based solar energy firm LBFNY.
According to authorities, the box truck, a Penske rental, was completely loaded.