Route 11 in Salem Township back open after deadly crash involving school bus


SALEM TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)UPDATE: The Columbia County Coroner’s Office has released information regarding a crash involving a school bus Monday morning in Luzerne County.

According to a press release from Columbia County Coroner Jeremy Reese, 65-year-old Judith Bingle suffered a medical emergency prior to the accident and died of a sudden medical condition, not injuries sustained in the crash.


A woman in her 50’s suffered a medical emergency that led to a fatal bus crash on Route 11 in Luzerne County Monday morning, according to police.

It all happened around 7 a.m. on Route 11 in Salem Township near Spencer Auto.

The bus driver was on her way to pick up students when she suffered a medical emergency that caused the bus to cross two southbound lanes on Route 11, police say.

Officers say, the bus then traveled up a wooded embankment, which caused the bus to tip then land on its side. No other vehicles were involved and no children were on the bus at the time of the crash.

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