Six people died and three others were injured in a crash involving an express bus and a freight truck in upstate New York on Saturday morning, according to authorities.
New York State Police responded to a collision between the bus and the Freightliner van around 6 a.m. ET on State Highway 37 in Louisville, a city near the U.S.-Canadian border, according to a press release from the. agency.
The crash left one person in critical condition and seriously injured two people who were on the express bus, state police said. The victims were transported to several hospitals, according to the statement.
It is unclear how many people were in the vehicles or where they were headed when the fatal crash occurred.
“The facts about the cause of this accident are unknown at this time,” spokesman Randolph P. Ryerson of Penske, the rental company of the truck involved, told CNN.
“We do not yet have specific information about the rental vehicle involved or information about who was driving the rental vehicle at the time of the accident,” Ryerson added.
The National Transportation Safety Council announced is launching a six-member team to conduct a safety investigation into the fatal collision.
Mayor Mike Zagrobelny of Waddington, a town near the scene of the crash, thanked first responders from across the county who assisted in a Facebook post Saturday.
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Gregory Wallace and Rebekah Riess of CNN contributed to this report.