COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus man who was a passenger on the bus that crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Sunday morning is thankful to be alive.
“It just wasn’t my time,” said Lamar Brady, of Columbus, via phone Sunday afternoon.
Brady was one of an estimated 56 passengers on a Z&D Tours bus when it rolled on its side. Z&D Tours is based out of Rockaway, N.J.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, the bus was traveling downhill on a curve, careened up an embankment and rolled over. Two tractor-trailers then struck the bus. A third tractor-trailer then crashed into those trucks. A passenger car was also involved in the pile-up. Photos from the scene show a mangled collision of multiple vehicles including a smashed FedEx truck that left packages sprawled along the highway.