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L.I. School Bus Driver Dies Days After Tanker Crash

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STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — A school bus driver has died of his injuries two days after an early morning crash involving a tanker truck on a Long Island highway.

Suffolk County Police say 56-year-old Piters Calixte of Westbury died Wednesday at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

He was injured Monday morning when his school bus crashed into a tanker on Sunrise Highway in Amityville.

The tanker was carrying 5,700 gallons of waste oil, none of which spilled in the collision.

The driver of the oil tanker was not injured.

There were no children aboard the bus when it crashed.

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