Second passenger dies after W. Pa. bus-train crash

EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — A second passenger has died in the wake of a rural western Pennsylvania transit bus for senior citizens and people with disabilities that was hit by a freight train last month.

The Beaver County Times ( ) reports 88-year-old John Burkett died Saturday at a hospice center after previously spending several days in a hospital trauma unit after the April 26 crash.

Evans City police are still investigating the crash involving the Butler Area Rural Transit bus that was carrying 10 people for a program run by Alliance for Nonprofit Resources in Butler.

Ninety-one-year-old Claudette Miller, of Callery, died later that day.

Police have said they believe thick morning fog may have contributed to the crash at the unmarked crossing about 25 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.


Information from: Beaver County Times,

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