Tour Bus Traveling From D.C. Crashes

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    New York state police say a tour bus heading from Washington, D.C., to Niagara Falls crashed in a wooded median in western New York, killing two people and injuring 35.

    Spokesman Mark O'Donnell says the crash happened on Interstate 390 at 4:15 p.m. Sunday. He says the bus owned by Bedore Tours of North Tonawanda near Buffalo left Washington D.C. on Sunday morning and stopped for lunch in Pennsylvania.

    O'Donnell says a preliminary report indicates that a tire blowout may have caused the driver to lose control about 55 miles southeast of Rochester.

    Authorities said many if not all of the passengers on the tour bus were tourists from India.

    In January 2005, a bus chartered by a Canadian women's youth hockey team rammed a parked tractor-trailer along I-390 near Geneseo, killing four people. Investigators determined the driver's lack of sleep and inexperience led to the crash.