Dozens injured after Megabus tips over near Seymour

(Provided Photo/ISP)

JACKSON COUNTY (WISH) – Slick roads on Saturday morning caused a Megabus to tip over in Jackson County around 5:30.

Indiana State Police say the crash happened on I-65 at the 55 mile marker. That’s between Seymour and Columbus.

ISP Trooper Matt Holley said the bus was heading to Louisville, Kentucky and was carrying around 65 to 70 people.

ISP said Christopher Kelley 50, of Olympia Fields, Illinois was driving the Megabus southbound in the left lane when he tried to move to the right lane and lost control of the bus.

The bus then slid off the road into a grassy median and flipped over, landing on the driver’s side. Police and some crash passengers helped to get passengers off the bus.

ISP said 26 passengers were taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour. 24 of those passengers were released for injuries as serious as a broken collar-bone to as minor as scrapes and cuts.

Trooper Holley said that the use of a seatbelt by many passengers lessened the severity of injury.

Those not injured were transported to Seymour Middle School for shelter.

As of Saturday night, all passengers in this crash, including those treated and released from Schneck Medical, have been provided other transportation and are back enroute to their prior destinations.

Kelley complained of back pain, but he refused medical attention. The co-driver, Phillip A. Brown, of Park Forest, Illinois, was not injured.

Police said Passengers on the Megabus were from several different cities between Chicago Heights, Illinois to Atlanta, Georgia.

This crash is still being investigated. The possibility of enforcement action is still being determined.

Councilor Hunter was near the scene and tweeted out the picture below.

A passenger on the bus shared this post on Instagram following the crash.

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Holley stated that weather conditions and speed may have caused the crash. Several other crashes were reported near the Megabus crash.

All lanes of I-65 northbound at State Road 11 were closed for several hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

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