PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - New Jersey State Police on Tuesday were investigating the deadly crash of another tour bus from New York City’s Chinatown, which killed the driver and one passenger and injured 41 others.
The Monday night crash on the New Jersey Turnpike near East Brunswick, New Jersey, occurred just days after a bus crashed in New York City, killing 15 people headed to Chinatown from a Connecticut casino.
In the New Jersey crash, the bus was headed from Chinatown to Philadelphia when it went off the left side of the road and struck a concrete overpass at about 9 p.m., police said.
The bus was operated by Super Luxury Tours of Wilkes Barres, Pennsylvania. The bus involved in the New York City crash was operated by World Wide Tours of Brooklyn, New York.
In the New Jersey crash the impact caused the driver, Wei Wang, 50, of Forest Hills, New York, to be ejected through the windshield, police said. He was not wearing a seatbelt, although it is required by law for bus drivers but not their passengers, police said.
The force of the crash also caused a passenger to be partially ejected through a rear window of the bus. That rider, Troy Nguyen, 20, of Royersford, a suburb of Philadelphia, later died at Robert Wood John Hospital in New Brunswick.
Two other Pennsylvania men were listed in critical condition at the hospital. They were identified as Louis Pierre, 50, of Philadelphia, and David R. Choi, of Lansdale, a Philadelphia suburb.
Reporting by Dave Warner; Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Jerry Norton