UPDATE: A total of 21 people were injured in the multi-vehicle crash on I-65 in Hart County
Here is the latest news release from the Kentucky State Police.
Preliminary investigation has revealed weather conditions and a snow and ice covered roadway have been listed as contributing factors to the cause of an injury accident which occurred Tuesday morning at the 70 mile marker southbound on Interstate 65 near Bonnieville.
Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Officers arrived at the scene and found that Kenith Miller (54) of Tampa, Fl was operating a 2007 Volvo semi truck and trailer when he struck a Safety Patrol truck owned by the Kentucky Transportation cabinet, which was parked stationary in the right emergency lane with its emergency lights activated. It was being operated by Randall Simmons (64) of Munfordville, KY who was assisting a stalled Greyhound bus, warning drivers of the bus, which was parked ahead in the emergency lane.
Upon impact with the Safety Patrol vehicle, the Volvo semi-truck continued its path of travel, striking a parked Ford F-150 service truck, which was stationary in front of the Safety Patrol vehicle. As a result, the service truck struck the Greyhound bus, which was parked ahead of it, in a rear end manner.
A short time later, a second semi-truck and trailer commercial vehicle, operated by Russell Collins (52) of Ft. Wayne, IN, traveling southbound, struck the 2007 Volvo operated by Miller, causing further damage to both Miller’s vehicle and the service truck.
A total of 21 people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries sustained in the collision. Eighteen occupants of the Greyhound bus were transported to both Hardin Memorial and Caverna hospitals for non-life threatening injuries, and were treated and released. Three occupants of the service truck were transported to the above area hospitals. Two of the occupants were treated and later released. The third occupant, a juvenile, was transported to Kosair’s Children’s Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.
All lanes are now open according to KYTC.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says left and center lanes have been cleared after wreck in Hart County.
Kentucky State Police say the passenger bus was stopped on the side of the road for maintenance.
Kentucky State Police also confirm that all injuries are non-life threatening. One victim was sent to University of Louisville for head trauma.
Of those sent to hospital, KSP confirm some of them were children.
Kentucky State Police tell 13 News there has been an accident involving a passenger bus and semi-truck near mile marker 71 on I-65 southbound.
Here's a picture of what the scene looks like.
As of now, it is unknown if anyone is hurt.
The interstate will be shut down for an extended period of time for wrecker services.
Traffic is being re-routed at the Upton exit onto 31-W and back on I-65 at Munfordville.
We will continue to update you as we get information.