Bus Carrying Indiana Bowling Team Crashes, Multiple Hurt

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CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — Nineteen people were injured when a bus carrying members from the Indiana Tech bowling teams crashed in southern Indiana Thursday morning.

Around 10:25 a.m. Thursday, the bus partially drove off the road “for an unknown reason” in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65 near Henryville, Indiana State Police officials said. The driver got the bus back on the road but it veered to the other side of the southbound lanes before crashing. The bus landed on its side.

There were 21 people on the bus, including the driver. All of the passengers were from Indiana Tech, with 16 students from the men’s and women’s bowling teams among them. Staff members were also on the bus. The bus crashed while heading to the UFBC Sectionals competition in Smyrna, Tennessee.

Everyone on the bus was taken to a nearby hospital, but none of the injuries were considered life threatening. One of the passengers was listed in serious condition at a Louisville hospital.

The bus is from Excursions Trailways. A representative from the company told 24-Hour News 8 they were gathering information about the crash.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence released a statement after finding out about the crash.

“Our hearts go out to the Hoosiers impacted by this morning’s bus crash in southern Indiana. The State of Indiana is coordinating a multi-agency response, with Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter traveling now to the area. As law enforcement and emergency personnel respond to this situation, we urge all Hoosiers to hold these men and women in their thoughts and prayers.”

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