14 people injured in crash involving church bus on I-64 in Franklin County

14 people injured in crash involving church bus on I-64 in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - All lanes of Interstate 64 in Franklin County are now open after a wreck involving a church bus and a passenger vehicle injured 14 people and shut down both eastbound lanes late Monday morning.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, traffic had slowed in the eastbound lanes because of an earlier wreck near Midway. The bus, which is from Indiana, slammed into an SUV, causing it to flip several times.

Two people in the SUV, Sabrina Spellman, 43, and her infant child, were taken to University of Kentucky Hospital. Authorities said the infant was an a car seat and was not injured. Spellman is believed to have suffered a broken arm.

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The bus was carrying a church group from Fishers, Indiana was headed to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The sheriff was told 34 people were aboard the bus: 32 children; the driver of the bus, Perry Williams, 55; and a chaperone. About 10 of them were taken to a hospital to be checked out. Some reported sore backs.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the accident happened near the 58 mile marker at about 10:30 a.m.

The Franklin County sheriff said both accidents were completely avoidable and that the drivers were not paying attention to what was going on in front of them.

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