Seventeen people were injured during a crash last Thursday involving a Greyhound bus on 1-75 in Rockcastle County.
According to the Mount Vernon Fire Department, the collision happened Thursday on 1-75 near the 71-mile marker and involved a Greyhound bus and a commercial vehicle. The Greyhound bus 1104 had been traveling from Atlanta to Cincinnati when it swerved out of its lane and collided with a flatbed truck at about 4:30 p.m.
The 17 people injured in the crash were transported to local hospitals by Rockcastle and Madison County EMS crews.
The family of a passenger reported a photo taken at 3:57 p.m. that appears to show the bus driver, Vincent Watts, using his cell phone. Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement is investigating the crash and will procedurally check the driver’s phone records.
The company told the station that they are currently investigating the cause of the crash and that they do not tolerate drivers using cell phones behind the wheel.
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