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2 dead when charter bus traveling from Florida to New York crashes in Virginia

Orlando Sentinel logoOrlando Sentinel 3/19/2019 Associated Press
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KINGWOOD, Va. — Authorities in Virginia say two people are dead and others are injured after a charter bus overturned on an Interstate 95 exit while traveling from Florida to New York.

Virginia State Police said in a statement that the Tao's Travel Inc. bus with 57 people aboard overturned Tuesday morning in Prince George County near Kingwood. Police say that as the bus turned onto an exit, it ran off the left side of the ramp and overturned.

Police say one person died at the scene and a second died a few hours later at a nearby hospital. Authorities haven't released their names.

Fifty-seven people were on the bus when it crashed on Interstate 95 in Prince George County at about 5 a.m., Virginia State Police said on Twitter.

Family members of the passengers and driver can call Prince George County’s Emergency Services Center at 804-733-2659 for information.

Police say the motor carrier safety team is assisting with the crash investigation.

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