Carrollton Crash Survivors Attend 25th Anniversary Service

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) -- Survivors of the nation's deadliest alcohol-related highway crash attended a 25th anniversary memorial service in the Kentucky town that still grieves for the people who perished in the tragedy.

Crash survivor Carey Cummins tearfully said 27 "beautiful souls" didn't make it off the fiery bus on the night of May 14, 1988, when a drunken driver slammed his pickup truck into a bus carrying a church group home to Radcliff.

The names of each victim, along with the 40 people who survived, were read at the service Tuesday evening.

Cummins says that each day she lives with the joy and guilt of having survived the crash.

The crash occurred near Carrollton in northern Kentucky. The bus was hit by a pickup driven by Larry Mahoney, who was driving in the wrong direction.

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