A 2017 graduate of Cornell University is dead as a bus bound from Ithaca to New York City crashed in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania, east of Scranton October 14.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

State Police say the private charter bus left the southbound lanes of Interstate 380 at the Daleville Exit in Covington Township shortly after 9 p.m. and crashed into a wooded area.

WNEP television reports both lanes of I-380 were closed down overnight.

State Police say 33 year old Rebecca Blanco of Vacaville, Ca. died in the crash.

Several other passengers were hurt, one was airlifted for medical treatment while others were taken by ambulance to hospitals in the area.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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