CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. - New York State Police say a 64-year-old Saratoga Springs woman is dead after a Vermont college tour bus was involved in a collision with two other vehicles on the Northway near Clifton Park late Tuesday morning.
The deceased is said to be a 64-year-old female passenger in the Porsche vehicle which state police say "spun out in front of the bus for no reason" likely causing the crash. There is no word on the victim's identity.
The driver of the Porsche, a 65-year-old male, also from Saratoga Springs, is in critical condition at a local hospital.
Four students on the tour bus carrying the St. Michael's College men's lacrosse team suffered minor injuries.
A third vehicle, a van-type vehicle was also involved in the crash, police say.
State Police say the tour bus was carrying the men's lacrosse team consisting of 34 players and three coaches from St. Michael's College in Vermont. According to a state trooper, the bus was heading from St. Michael's College to a game on Long Island.
Witnesses tell State Police the accident occurred when the car involved acted as a "catalyst" and spun out on the wet highway and hit the bus. The accident happened just before noon Tuesday.
The bus landed on its side off the road. Crews say the players now are being taken to the Clifton Park Fire Department.
Troopers say the southbound lanes of the Northway between exits 10 and 11, in Saratoga County, are closed due for an undetermined amount of time.
The cause of the accident is under investigation. Accident reconstruction is taking place now.
DOT recommends the following detour: Take Exit 10, Left On Ushers Road, right on Route 9 Southbound, Right at Route 146 back to I-87.