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COOLBAUGH TOWNSHIP Newswatch 16 has been looking into both the tour bus company and the trucking company involved in a deadly crash in the Poconos.1

The bus in the deadly crash is from Academy Bus of Hoboken, New Jersey the nation s fourth largest bus company.

We looked at records of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and found Academy Bus has a good safety record. Over the past five years, Academy was in the top eight percent of the nation s bus companies.

One of Academy s largest customers is the travel company Viaggidea, based in Italy.

According to its company brochure, Viaggidea offers guided bus tours of the eastern United States and Canada from April through October.

The crash happened on the first leg of a five-day bus tour that left New York City for Niagara Falls.

The Viaggidea tour was to continue to Toronto, then to Washington, D.C., on to Philadelphia and it was to end in New York City on Monday.

As for the truck involved in the crash, it is registered to XTRA Trucking of St. Louis, but that company just leases trucks.

Right now, we know very little about trucker who was not badly injured, other than his name is Franklin Wyatt and he is from Oklahoma.

Investigators tell us they have very little information on Wyatt because the truck s cab is so badly damaged, log books and registration papers are either in bad shape or hard to get to.


  1. ^ LIVEBLOG: Bus, Rig in Deadly Crash on I-380 in the Poconos (wnep.com)

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