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Super Luxury Tours Bus Crash Kills 2

On Monday night, a luxury tour bus operated by Super Luxury Tours, which is based in Pennsylvania, crashed on one of the US’s most heavily trafficked highways. The crash ended up killing the driver and a passenger.

According to police, the tour bus was traveling from Chinatown in New York to Philadelphia when it crashed on the New Jersey turnpike. The driver was a 50-year-old Taiwanese national and was thrown through the bus’s windshield, says state police Sgt Stephen Jones. Another male passengers was killed after being transported to a hospital in New Brunswick. Jones said that about 40 passengers were taken to hospitals in the area – at least 5 of which were in trauma units. It’s believed that 44 or 45 people were on the bus, he added.

Police speculate that the tour bus entered the grass area in the center median before hitting an overpass support and hitting an embankment on the right side of the road. The bus was on the turnpike traveling southbound when the crash happened about 9pm. It’s unclear what caused the crash.

This latest crash comes just a few days after another tour bus from Connecticut to Chinatown crashed in lower Manhattan on early Saturday. The passengers in this accident weren’t as lucky, as 15 were killed. A probe into the incident has found that the driver, Ophadell Williams, shouldn’t have been driving anyway due to several traffic violations and a driving suspension. A state investigation has now been launched to find out how he was able to get a valid commercial driver’s license at the time of the crash.

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