Montreal Woman Killed in NY Tour Bus Accident
The victim in the tragic incident has been identified as 74-year-old Jeanne Elzanie Jourdan Colin by the New York State Police. The unfortunate event occurred when a Skyway Coach Lines tour bus, en route from Montreal to midtown Manhattan, crashed on Interstate 87 in Lake George, Warren County—approximately 80 kilometers north of Albany. State police swiftly responded to reports of a single-vehicle rollover crash around 12:50 p.m. on Friday.
Regrettably, the crash resulted in the loss of one life, and 11 individuals sustained injuries. A critically injured person was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where they remained in critical condition on Sunday, as confirmed by state police spokesperson Deanna Cohen. Additionally, a dozen passengers with minor injuries were transported to Glens Falls Hospital, as conveyed by hospital spokesperson Ray Agnew.
Global Affairs Canada has acknowledged the involvement of two Canadians injured in the incident and is actively following up to ascertain the potential involvement of other Canadians. The department is offering consular assistance to the victim’s family.
The ill-fated bus, departing from the Gare d’autocars de Montréal at 9:10 a.m., was scheduled to reach midtown Manhattan at 5:45 p.m., with planned stops in Plattsburgh, Albany, and Ridgewood, N.J. According to state police, there were 23 people on board, including the bus driver. Warren County spokesperson Don Lehman indicated that at least two passengers were from Switzerland.
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