7 Hurt In Crash Involving Greyhound Bus Headed To Nashville

Posted at 11:42 AM, Jan 16, 2018

Seven people were hurt after a Greyhound bus bound for Nashville was involved in a crash with multiple commercial vehicles on southbound Interstate 65. 

The crash happened in Hardin County around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, just south of the State Route 728 interchange. 

Officials with the Kentucky State Police said the collision involved the bus, two additional commercial vehicles and two passenger vehicles. 

Greyhound spokesperson Lanesha Gipson said 24 people were on the bus. Seven were transported by ground to be treated for minor injuries. 

Patients were sent to Caverna Memorial Hospital and Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment. Their exact conditions were not known. 

It was not clear if anyone in the other vehicles was hurt. 

Southbound I-65 was closed while crews worked to clear the vehicles – a task made more difficult by low temperatures and slick conditions. Officials said the interstate would be closed for “an extended period of time.”

Drivers were being diverted off the interstate and onto US 31W at the Bonnieville exit at mile marker 71. They were allowed back onto the interstate at the Munfordville exit at mile marker 65. 

Roadways were slick, and the exact cause of the crash was under investigation.