HART COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE) – At least one person died and several people were injured following a crash involving three vehicles, including a Greyhound bus, on Interstate 65, Kentucky State Police said.
The crash was reported in the southbound lanes of I-65 near mile marker 67, not far from Munfordville, at about 4:50 a.m. Thursday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
KSP Trooper Jeremy Hodges said the passenger vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes at the time of the crash. The driver of that vehicle was killed. Late Thursday afternoon, that driver was identified as 37-year-old Charles Cartwright, of Louisville.
The driver of the Greyhound bus was identified as 38-year-old Michael Whitefield, of California. A tractor-trailer also was involved in the crash. It was being driven by 34-year-old Jamie Crescencio, of New Mexico.
Hodges said Cartwright’s vehicle struck the other two vehicles “in a head-on manner.”
Hodges also said there were 37 passengers on the bus plus the driver. Eight people on the bus reported injuries. The driver of the bus was also injured and taken to a hospital. The other people on the bus appeared to have non-life threatening injuries.
Whitefield and several others were taken to TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. All suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, Hodges said.
Crescencio was not injured, nor was a passenger in his tractor trailer.
I-65 South reopened to traffic around 3:20 p.m., but delays caused by the closure will take some time to clear out..
The crash remains under investigation.