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Statement from the County Manager About Today's School Bus Accident

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek issued the following statement today regarding a crash that left four people injured and one dead near Jeffersonville:

Today’s accident between two school vehicles left us shocked and saddened, and Sullivan County extends deep condolences to the family of the driver who died from the crash. Our hearts also reach out to the young children and their families, who are enduring the trauma of surviving a serious accident and the many associated injuries, both physical and emotional.

We appreciate our local school officials for their collaboration, and we thank our first responders - including our Sheriff’s Office, 911 Center and Public Safety Division – for capably undertaking a challenging rescue to extricate victims from the smashed vehicles. A scene involving injured children is among the most difficult to handle, and we are grateful to be served by these firefighters, EMS workers, police officers and dispatchers.