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Bus Crash Kills 1 Person, Injures 66 Others

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby said a bus crash happened about 3:20 a.m. on I-65 north at mile marker. According to hospital officials, 66 people were injured, four critically injured and one killed. Police have said the only fatality was a female who was apparently thrown from the bus.

Ambulances and medical helicopters responded to the scene near the Cumberland Parkway interchange, about 20 miles east of Bowling Green, Ky. According to Bowling Green Hospital there were 67 total on bus. 

Two adults and two children were flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Spokesman Doug Campbell said they arrived around 4 a.m., and 43 are being evaluated at the Medical Center in Bowling Green, Ky. Director Randy Fathbruckner of emergency medical services at The Medical Center in Bowling Green described 52 of the injuries as urgent and 10 as minor.

A few hours after the accident, children's luggage could be seen scattered around the bus, which was crushed in the front against a concrete overpass abutment.

Clarence Williams, president of C&R Tours in Birmingham, Ala., confirmed to The Associated Press that the bus belonged to his company. He said it had been rented by a family who was returning to Alabama from a reunion in Buffalo, N.Y.

He would not provide any further information.

Both lands of southbound I-65 have been reopened.

The American Red Cross has set up a shelter at the Christ Episcopal Church in Bowling Green to care for bus crash victims. The Red Cross is prepared to put victims up for the night.

Contributed by The Associated Press

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