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Bus crash probe focuses on tire blow-out

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State police have identified three of the five victims killed in a bush crash Monday night on the Northway. Greyhound driver Ronald Burgess, age 52, of Central Islip New York was found dead in the wreckage. Also killed were passengers Antonide Dorce, from Hempstead, New York, and 16-year-old Tambadou Souleymane from Montreal. Two other Canadians were declared dead at the scene. Their identities are being withheld while authorities notify next of kin. Brian Mann was in Plattsburgh yesterday for a press conference at state police headquarters. The investigation is focusing on an apparent blowout in a front tire.

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Adirondack Bureau Chief

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