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Truck Driver Dead, 30 Injured in Truck-Bus Collision

The driver of a semi is dead after his truck rear ended a tour bus that was  carrying 52 passengers from Welland, Ontario, Canada to New York, police said.

Rescue crews say the bus and truck caught fire after the crash. A passing motorist, a soldier from Fort Drum, helped the passengers get off the burning bus.

Timothy Hume, the driver of the truck, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Twenty-eight passengers on the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment for their injuries. Two of the passengers were seriously injured and had to be flown by helicopter to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.