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6 killed, 3 hurt in upstate NY bus-truck crash

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Louisville is a town in St. Lawrence County

Six people died and three others were injured in a crash involving an express bus and a freight truck in northern New York Saturday morning.

The National Traffic Safety Board will be sending a 6-member investigation team to St. Lawrence County according to a tweet the agency posted Sunday night. Six people died near the upstate town of Louisville when a large freight truck and a shuttle or mini bus carrying more than a dozen people collided Saturday morning near the U.S.-Canadian border.

The highway was closed between County Route 14 and Coles Creek Road for 11 hours Saturday as the New York State Police accident reconstruction team investigated the scene.

Authorities say road conditions were snow covered, with poor visibility. The box truck was said to be fully loaded at the time.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.