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3 dead in Pennsylvania after bus carrying Italian tourists, tractor-trailer collide

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PENNSYLVANIA – Authorities say a collision between a bus carrying Italian tourists and a tractor-trailer in Pennsylvania has left three people dead and many injured.

Monroe County emergency officials say the crash occurred shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 380 in the Pocono Mountain region about 75 miles northwest of New York City.

The mangled front end of the bus was wedged into the tractor-trailer, which was sheared in half. The cab came to rest on its side in the woods.

The Monroe County coroner confirmed that three people have died after a tourism bus and a tractor-trailer collided Wednesday. (WNEP)

The Monroe County coroner confirmed that three people have died after a tourism bus and a tractor-trailer collided Wednesday. (WNEP)

Monroe County Coroner Robert Allen told reporters at the scene that the death toll had climbed from two to three.  Matt Kislak at the county 911 center says four of the 13 victims were flown to hospitals.

He says all the passengers on the bus were from Italy.

The tour bus has the name of the Academy Bus company but appears to have been operated by Viaggidea, an Italian tour operator whose name is also on the bus.

The company operates tours that head from New York to Niagara Falls and Canada.