Monday, January 8 at 2:18 p.m. a 2002 Kia, operated by Barbara Hyde, 74 of Highland, was traveling west on State Route 28 in the town of Shandaken when she lost control of her vehicle on the snow covered roadway and crossed over into the eastbound lane striking an Ulster County Area Transit Bus traveling east.
Hyde died at the scene. Her passenger was transported to Mid Hudson Regional Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. The operator of the bus was not injured. There were no passengers on the bus.
State Police were assisted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, the Olive and Shandaken Police Departments and the Olive and Phoenicia Fire Departments.