WHITE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Northbound I-65 has been reopened according to Indiana State Police. The Interstate was is closed near the 188 mile marker, near the State Road 18 exit, due to a fatal crash involving a Greyhound bus.
According to Indiana State Police, two people were killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-65. Two vehicles were traveling south on I-65 when the vehicle in the left lane, a Mazda, crossed over into the right lane, clipping a Tahoe. The Tahoe crossed the median into the northbound lanes where it was struck by a Greyhound bus. Police said two passengers in the Tahoe were killed. The Mazda driver and passenger suffered no injuries.
Greyhound released a statement stating the driver and several passengers on the bus have been transported to area hospitals.
Full Greyhound statement:
We can confirm an incident earlier today near Lafayette, Indiana on I-65 when a vehicle crossed from the southbound side of the highway and hit the Greyhound bus on the northbound lane. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in today's incident. Our priority is taking care of all the passengers, employees and families affected and we will continue to support local authorities with this matter. We can confirm the Greyhound driver and several passengers have been transported to area hospitals. We are currently in the process of transporting all non-injured passengers from the scene. For more information, please reach out to local authorities.
Police do not have a timeline on when the interstate will reopen. We will have more information as it becomes available.
I-65 NB 188 MM All lanes blocked for fatal crash involved a bus. Seek alternative routes as traffic will be diverted. Extended delays north and southbound for investigation @WBBM780Traffic @WGNtraffic @indiana105 @WISH_TV @theindychannel @LafayetteINPD @ISPLafayette @wrtv pic.twitter.com/TzUFyslHGo
— Sgt. Glen Fifield (@ISPLowell2) June 11, 2021