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Four killed in Megabus crash near Syracuse

By ANDREW DONOVAN

SALINA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Four people were killed early Saturday morning after their passenger bus hit a bridge and crashed. The Megabus was too tall to make it under the low-clearance bridge on the Onondaga Lake Parkway.

Authorities say the double decker bus carrying at least 20 people hit the bottom of a railroad bridge around 2:30 Saturday morning. The bus left Philadelphia at 10:00 Friday night and was headed for Toronto with stops in Syracuse and Buffalo.

Besides the four people killed, numerous others were taken to hospitals with injuries ranging from critical to minor.

Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin Walsh told the Syracuse Post-Standard the dead were two men and a 19-year-old male, and a female in her teens or early 20s. The 19-year-old was from Kansas.

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