On Saturday, March 12, 2011, about 5:45 a.m. eastern standard time, a 1999 Prevost motorcoach, operated by World Wide Travel of Greater New York LTD (World Wide Travel), collided with a roadside barrier, resulting in 15 passenger fatalities and 18 injured. The motorcoach was returning from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, to New York City. At the time of the crash, the motorcoach was traveling southbound on Interstate 95, the New England Thruway, in New York City. In the vicinity of mile marker 3.2, the motorcoach departed from the travel lanes to the right and crossed over the 11-foot-wide paved shoulder into the barrier.
Robert Accetta is the Investigator-in-Charge. The Board's Vice Chairman, Christopher Hart, served as principal spokesman for the on-scene investigation.