NORTH AMITYVILLE, LONG ISLAND – A car and a minibus were involved in a fatal collision on Long Island on Thursday morning, according to a report by Newsday.
Suffolk County police responded to the scene on Albany Avenue south of Russell Court in North Amityville after the incident occurred at about 8 a.m.
Investigators said 21-year-old Nia Cooper was driving a 2006 Honda Civic north on Albany Avenue when she drove across the center line and into southbound traffic. The Civic collided with a 2008 Chevrolet minibus with four people on board owned by Educational Bus transportation company.
Cooper, a resident of North Amityville, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three of the people on board the bus sustained minor injuries, the 29-year-old driver, an adult male matron and a 13-year-old female student. They were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment. Another student on the bus, a 14-year-old boy, was not injured.
Both vehicles were impounded for safety checks as Suffolk County police investigate the cause of the crash.
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