October 27, 2015

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) An accident involving a car and a bus carrying members of a university rowing team on Tuesday left the bus flipped over on its roof on a highway and killed one person, but no major injuries to students were reported.

The crash, involving a Lehigh University bus, happened Tuesday evening on a highway near the Lehigh-Northampton county line.

There were no major injuries to the 20 students on the Lehigh men's and women's crew team or to university personnel, university spokeswoman Lori Friedman said. The students were taken to hospitals for evaluation, she said.

The county coroner's office identified the person who was killed as the car's driver, a 28-year-old man from Quakertown, Bucks County. He will be identified once family members have been notified. An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday.

State police were trying to find out what caused the accident.

Lehigh Office of the Dean of Students personnel and members of the athletics department were helping the students.

''Our thoughts are with the students and their families, as well as the other individuals who were involved in this tragic circumstance,'' the university said in a statement.

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