Greyhound Bus Accident Today Into Tractor Tailers In Illinois

Greyhound Bus Accident Today
Greyhound Bus Accident Today

Authorities reported three people were ki!!ed and at least 14 others were injured when a Greyhound bus collided with tractor-trailers parked on the side of the highway in southern Illinois early Wednesday.

According to Illinois State Police, the incident happened soon before 2 a.m. on the westbound side of Interstate 70 in Madison County.

An initial investigation “indicates a Greyhound passenger bus with passengers was traveling westbound on Interstate 70 and struck three commercial motor vehicles parked on the exit ramp to the Silver Lake Interstate 70 westbound rest area,” state police said in a statement. You can check the tweet below:

“Three fatalities are confirmed and multiple others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, four by helicopter and at least 10 by ambulance,” the statement said.

Melaney Arnold, a state police spokesman, stated that all of the casualties were on the bus. Authorities refused to reveal their identities. The passenger bus, schedule number 1675, was going from Indianapolis to St. Louis, according to a statement issued by Greyhound on Wednesday.

Greyhound Bus Accident Today

“Multiple passengers, including our driver, have been transported to the hospital,” it said. “Our primary concern is ensuring we care for our passengers and driver at this time. We are working closely with local authorities.”

The crash closed westbound lanes and a ramp to the rest area until about noon Wednesday, state police said in a tweet. You can see the tweet below:

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