Tour Bus Death Toll Hits 15

Several are still hospitalized in critical condition
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2011 12:52 PM CDT
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly speaks with emergency personnel investigating the scene of a bus crash on Interstate-95 in the Bronx borough of New York Saturday, March 12, 2011.    (DAVID KARP)

(Newser) – Saturday's horrific Bronx tour bus crash claimed its 15th victim today. A 70-year-old man died from his injuries this morning, police say; none of the victims' names have yet been released. Several other passengers, most in critical condition, remain hospitalized with injuries, the AP reports. Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board is examining an engine control module to determine if the bus was speeding. Click for passenger accounts that imply the driver's account of the tragedy is incorrect.

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