N.J. Teen ID'd as 4th Double-Decker Crash Victim

Megabus Crash on Sept. 11 in Central New York
Authorities released the name of the fourth person killed when a double-decker bus slammed into a low railroad bridge after making a wrong turn off a central New York highway.

The Onondaga County Sheriff's Department on Sunday identified 18-year-old Deanna Armstrong of Voorhees, N.J., as one of the four Megabus passengers who died when the top of the vehicle hit the bridge in Salina while en route to the Syracuse bus station early Saturday morning.

Police identified the other three killed as 19-year-old Kevin Coffey of Kansas, who was attending college in Philadelphia; Ashwani Mehta, 34, an information technology specialist from India; and Benjamin Okorie, 35, a preacher from Malaysia.

The driver and four of the 24 other passengers were injured. One remains in critical condition and two are in serious condition.

Police say the bus was too tall to clear the low-hanging span.

WSYR-TV reports that no tickets have been issued at this time, but the sheriff's department says any charges will depend on what their investigation reveals.

Sheriff Kevin Walsh said despite warning signs regarding the 10' 9'' bridge and red reflective tape covering the bottom portion of the bridge, the bus continued on the roadway.

"We believe he missed the Park Street exit and continued on the road which took him to Onondaga Lake Parkway," said Walsh. "We believe the injuries were on the top portion of the bus."

Walsh said because of the impact, the roof of the double-decker bus peeled back, WSYR reports.

There have been at least seven accidents involving the CSX Railroad Bridge since 2005, but none as serious as Saturday's accident.