UPDATE (JANUARY 29): The National Transportation Safety Board held a press conference investigating Saturday’s deadly crash in St. Lawrence County.

Tom Chapman, of the National Transportation Safety Board, says the box truck owned by Penske (a rental firm) crossed over the center line and collided with the bus owned by LBFNY, a solar farm company from Cayuga County that was doing work in the area.

The investigation could take 12-18 months and the National Transportation Safety Board will be on the scene of the crash on Tuesday for four to six days.

LOUISVILLE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On January 28, New York State Police responded to a deadly motor vehicle accident on State Highway 37 in the town of Louisville, St. Lawrence County about 150 miles north of Syracuse along the St. Lawrence River.

Around 6:02 a.m., after the crash, NYSP began their investigation which showed the crash involved a 2021 Freightliner box truck and a 2013 express bus.

According to New York State Police, six people died, one is in critical condition and two are seriously injured in the express bus. The injured victims were taken to local hospitals.

NTSB has stated that the six people who died, as well as the three others who were seriously hurt, were all on the bus.

Previously, State Highway 37 from St. Lawrence County Route 14 to Coles Creek Road was closed but has since been reopened.

State Police were assisted by St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s department and multiple fire and rescue teams including: Louisville, Waddington, Norfolk, Madrid, Massena, and Seaway Valley.

The victims were transported to Massena Memorial, Canton-Potsdam Hospital, and Claxton Hepburn Medical Center. St. Lawrence County Medical Examiner’s Officer responded to the scene as well. 

State police and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of the crash.