Student ski trip ends up in a bus crash

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 3, 2010 6:09 pm

A tour bus carrying University of Massachusetts students and others on a weekend ski trip to Quebec crashed Friday on a Vermont highway, injuring 17 people.

The bus, one of three traveling in a caravan, veered off Interstate 91 in Putney and went down an embankment, coming to rest on its side. Twenty-eight people on the bus were unhurt.

One of the injured was airlifted from the scene. Dozens of ambulances, fire trucks and emergency vehicles responded.

The group was on a private ski tour that was not affiliated with the school, UMass spokesman Patrick Callahan said. Not all the passengers on the bus were UMass students, he said.  The school sent university vehicles to Vermont to transport students ( (photo: AP)     back to campus, Callahan said.

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Associated Press writer Rodrique Ngowi in Boston contributed to this report.