Transit bus, train crash in Pa.; 11 hurt

EVANS CITY, Pa. - Authorities say 10 passengers and a driver were injured when a freight train and a rural transit bus carrying senior citizens and people with developmental disabilities crashed at an unmarked railroad crossing.

The crash occurred in Evans City, about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, at about 8:10 a.m. Friday. Officials say at least two people suffered serious injuries and three others were treated and released from area hospitals. The passengers ranged in age from 26 to 92.

Evans City police Chief Joseph McCombs says it appears the bus entered the crossing and stopped on the tracks. The engineer sounded a horn and attempted to stop, but couldn't avoid the small bus, which came to rest about 20 feet away.

Police were investigating whether dense morning fog contributed to the crash.

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