Published: Jul 22, 2011 6:04 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 22, 2011 5:04 PM EDT

WATERLOO, N.Y. (AP) - Police say they've ticketed the driver of a Canadian tour bus involved in a fiery crash with a tractor-trailer because his license had been suspended in New York state.

The driver, 52-year-old Rene Bisson of Welland, Ontario, has a valid license in Canada. His New York license was suspended over two earlier tickets, one in 2003 and one in 2006.

State police say Bisson had pulled over for 30 minutes because of an emissions malfunction and was struck from the rear by the tractor-trailer after he pulled back onto the highway early Friday. The crash killed the truck driver, 59-year-old Timothy Hume of Dryden, Mich., and injured about 30 of the bus's 52 passengers, two seriously.

Both vehicles erupted in flames.

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