2018-06-21 / Local & State

Runaway Bus Crashes Into Fireworks Store

NEW MILFORD, Pa. (AP) –A bus carrying members of the Pennsylvania National Guard has crashed into a fireworks store.

Police say the crash happened last Friday morning in New Milford Township when the driver of the bus passed out behind the wheel.

The runaway vehicle went through a field and struck a utility pole before slamming into the side of Monteforte Fireworks.

State police say the crash did not set off an explosion, and no injuries were reported.

The National Guard says the bus was transporting members from Honesdale to State College at the time of the crash.

Police say no tickets will be issued.

The owner of the fireworks store James Monteforte tells WNEP-TV that they are still open for business despite the damage.

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