11 children, 2 adults injured in Greenfield church bus crash

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GREENFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — Eleven children and two adults have been hospitalized in a Greenfield crash involving a church bus.

According to a statement from IU Health, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health received three patients in serious condition, while IU Health Methodist Hospital received one patient in serious condition.

Crews from the Greenfield police and fire departments responded to a crash around 3 p.m. Friday near Hancock Regional Hospital. That’s near North State Street and East Boyd Avenue.

Greenfield Police Chief Jeff Rasche said at the scene that a church bus and two other vehicles crashed. He says the church bus was traveling north and overturned, but investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash.

Greenfield Police Chief Rasche said two adults from two different vehicles were injured and taken to IU Health Methodist Hospital – the driver of the church bus and a passenger in one of the other two vehicles involved in the crash. Rasche said eight children were taken to nearby Hancock Regional Hospital, while three were taken by medical helicopter to Riley hospital.

Rasche says the drivers of the other two vehicles were fine.

The bus was from Trinity Park United Methodist Church in Greenfield.

This story has been updated to include corrected information. Indiana Department of Transportation initially tweeted that a school bus was involved in the crash.

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