I-65 Bus Crash Update

Two people remain hospitalized following a fatal bus accident on June 25, 2007.

The two were among dozens of people injured at 3 a.m. that Monday morning, when their motor coach slammed into an overpass on I-65.

A passenger, 71-year-old Carrie Walton was pronounced dead at the scene. The bus driver, Abraham Parker died a few days later at Vanderbilt.

One adult remains in good condition at The Medical Center and a spokesman for Vanderbilt Hospital said seven-year-old Kayelon Jackson was transferred to another hospital on June 30. No other details were provided.

Sixty-six people were heading home to Alabama from a family reunion in Niagra Falls, New York, when the wreck happened.

A bridge engineer for the Transportation Department said no damage was done to the concrete pillar under the Hayes-Smith Grove overpass, that was struck by the bus.


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