27 December 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander

Palm Tree, New York - On December 25, 2022, the New York State Police, Uniform and BCI responded to a report of a school bus pedestrian, fatal motor vehicle crash on Seven Springs Mountain Road in the town of Palm Tree, Orange County.
The investigation revealed that at approximately 11:01 A.M., a yellow 2022 Blue Bird Bus from EMESS Transportation was traveling northeast on Seven Springs Mountain Road when a 6-year-old child ran into the roadway in front of the bus at which time he was struck by same. The vehicle continued to travel on, and the child was deceased at the scene. The bus and the bus driver returned to the scene a short time later. The operator was not impaired and at this point the accident appears to be non-criminal in nature.  
If any members of the public witnessed the incident, they are asked to please call Investigator Gallagher of SP Haverstraw at 845-344-5300.

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