ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)--Monday, Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized first responders for their rescue efforts to a recent deadly bus crash on interstate I-84--the bus filled mostly with high school students who were on their way to a marching band camp. 

“There are people, mostly the students who are alive today because of your actions in those early most pivotal moments and that set the tone for an incredible rescue effort,” Hochul said to first responders at the ceremony. 

The bus tumbled down the embankment of the interstate highway, leaving two people dead and multiple injured including several in serious condition. 

During the ceremony Monday afternoon, students from Farmingdale High School highlighted their marching band spirit continues on recently playing for the first time since the deadly crash occurred on Sep. 21.  

The Governor said the investigation into the crash is still ongoing. 

“We’re working closely with the federal government, the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the actual cause and to determine if there’s any other measures that can be taken to protect individuals,” said Hochul.