NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander
**Updated with driver and bus company names**
The driver of a tour bus from JTR Transportation based out of Poughkeepsie, NY, has been identified as Fermin P. Vasquez, 66, of Wingdale, NY. Vasquez is one of approximately 26 people who were transported to Upstate Hospital for treatment of various injuries. Approximately 26 other passengers of the bus were transported to Auburn Community Hospital and several others were transported to Crouse Hospital.
The bus was reported to have left from the Poughkeepsie area earlier today, with a destination of Niagara Falls.
The investigation is still ongoing and State Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash, to contact Investigator Brad Holcomb, SP Waterloo, at 315-539-3530 with any information.
**Updated with photos below**
Brutus, NY – On August 14, 2021, at approximately 12:41 p.m., State Police responded to a rollover crash involving a tour bus on I-90, in the town of Brutus, Cayuga County.
A preliminary investigation determined the bus was traveling westbound in the area of mile marker 305, just west of exit 40 (Weedsport), when it exited the roadway for an unknown reason and rolled over onto the grassy shoulder.
There were 57 total occupants on the bus, including the driver. All occupants were transported for injuries ranging from minor to serious.
The crash is still under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.