Bus with students on ski trip crashes in Vt.

Bus with students on ski trip crashes in Vt.
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POSTED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:47pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 3, 2010 - 11:47pm

PUTNEY, Vt. (AP) - Police now say 17 people were injured when a
tour bus carrying University of Massachusetts students on a ski
trip to Quebec crashed on a Vermont highway.


The bus slid down an Interstate 91 embankment in Putney, Vt.,
and came to rest on its side Friday afternoon.
 

The bus that crashed was one of three on a private ski tour. Not
all passengers were students.


Police initially said 30 people were injured, three of them
critically.


But police later reduced the number of injured to 17, and a
spokeswoman cited the chaotic scene as a reason for the
discrepancy.


Hospitals say 16 had minor injuries, and one victim -- a
non-student -- was airlifted to a trauma center in New Hampshire.
State police spokeswoman Stephanie Dasaro says it's not
immediately clear how the crash occurred.

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