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18 Greyhound Bus Passengers Among 21 Injured After Tractor Trailer Sets Off Chain-Reaction Crash Along I-65 in Kentucky


At least 21 people – including 18 passengers aboard a Greyhound bus – were injured on Tuesday, after a tractor trailer set off a chain reaction crash along a snow-covered stretch of I-65 in Kentucky.

Volvo Tractor Trailer Collided With Safety Patrol Truck Parked in Emergency Lane, Triggering Multi-Vehicle Accident

The multi-vehicle accident occurred around 8:40 a.m. on January 16th, near mile marker 71 in Bonnieville. The crash closed all southbound lanes of the interstate in Hart County for more than 5 hours.

According to the Kentucky State Police, a 2007 Volvo tractor trailer driven by 54-year-old Kenith Miller of Florida was travelling south, when it collided with a Kentucky Transportation Safety Patrol truck that was parked in the emergency lane with its flashers on.

The tractor trailer then hit a Ford service truck parked in front of the Safety Patrol vehicle.

The Ford rear-ended the Greyhound bus, which was also parked in the emergency lane.

The Volvo tractor trailer was then hit by another 18-wheeler.

Two other vehicles were caught up in the collision.

21 People Sent to Kentucky Hospitals, Including 9-Year-Old Boy

The Greyhound bus was on its way to Nashville with 24 passengers aboard when it was rear-ended. 18 of those passengers were injured.

A total of 21 people – including two occupants of the Ford service truck – were transferred to Hardin Memorial Hospital in Elizabethtown and Caverna Hospital in Horse Cave.

A nine-year-old boy who was also in the service truck was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, where he was listed in critical condition on Wednesday.

The Kentucky State Police have indicated that none of the injuries are considered life-threatening, and all are expected to make a full recovery.

While the investigation into the crash is ongoing, officials have indicated that the ice and snow-covered roads likely contributed to the accident.

New Year’s Eve Greyhound Bus Crash Killed Teenage Girl, Injured a Dozen Passengers

The Kentucky crash is the second collision involving a Greyhound bus in the past month.

A 13-year-old girl from Southern California died tragically on New Year’s Eve, after another Greyhound bus careened off I-70 in the Utah desert.

A dozen of her fellow passengers and the driver were injured in the accident, some of them seriously.

Witnesses to the crash have indicated that the Greyhound bus driver appeared to have passed out just before the vehicle suddenly veered off the highway.

The Utah Highway Patrol believes driver fatigue or a possible medical episode may have led to the crash.

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