CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — 19 people were injured, including members from the Indiana Tech bowling teams after a bus crash in southern Indiana Thursday morning.
According to our sister station WISH, it happened on southbound Interstate 65 in Clark County. Dispatchers there said the crash happened near the 22 mile marker, which is near Henryville. I-65 was shut down in that area.
Several ambulances and air ambulances were called to transport patients to area hospitals.
The bus is from Excursions Trailways. A representative from the company told 24-Hour News 8 they were gathering information about the crash.
According to Indiana Tech, the men and women’s bowling teams were on the bus.
There were 16 bowlers on board, along with an unknown number of coaching staff members. The bus crashed while heading to the UFBC Sectionals competition in Smyrna, Tennessee.
All 19 passengers on the bus have been taken to various area hospitals. No fatalities have been reported.
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.”