Crash involving Lehigh University rowing team’s bus kills 1

A Lehigh University school bus remains on the scene following a fatal accident involving a car on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Post)
A Lehigh University school bus remains on the scene following a fatal accident involving a car on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Chris Post)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — An accident involving a car and a bus carrying members of a university rowing team on Tuesday left the bus flipped over on its roof on a highway and killed one person, but no major injuries to students were reported.

The crash, involving a Lehigh University bus, happened Tuesday evening on a highway near the Lehigh-Northampton county line.

There were no major injuries to the 20 students on the Lehigh men’s and women’s crew team or to university personnel, university spokeswoman Lori Friedman said. The students were taken to hospitals for evaluation, she said.

There was one fatality reported involving the other vehicle, she said, but she didn’t have details.

The county coroner’s office was called to the scene, as was the Lehigh University Police Department. State police were trying to find out what caused the accident.

Lehigh Office of the Dean of Students personnel and members of the athletics department were helping the students.

“Our thoughts are with the students and their families, as well as the other individuals who were involved in this tragic circumstance,” the university said in a statement.

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