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Driver Ticketed After Early-Morning Bus Crash on Interstate 81 in Preble

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The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office today (November 12) responded to an early-morning bus crash just before 2 a.m. on Interstate-81 Southbound, about a quarter-mile south of Exit 13 in Preble.

Investigators say a 2007 transport bus was headed to New York City when the driver, 45-year-old Yong Zheng, lost control on the snow-covered highway and went off the roadway, ultimately turning the bus over onto its side in the median of the interstate.

(see photo of the overturned bus on the right)

Thankfully, only seven passengers were on-board at the time, none of whom were injured in the crash.

(Photos/Cortland Sheriff’s Office)

Morey’s Towing and the New York State Department of Transportation responded to the scene around 8 a.m. to remove the bus, which is owned by S&F Travel Inc. out of Quincy, Massachusetts.

Zheng was ticketed for driving at speeds not reasonable and prudent for the dangerous conditions.

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