Carrollton bus crash survivor sponsors basketball tournament

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) - Holmes High School basketball coach and survivor of the 1988 bus crash in Carrollton, Jason Booher, is hosting a basketball tournament to highlight the dangers of drunk driving to high school students.

The Second Annual Stop-DWI Holiday Classic will represent Booher's love of basketball and his message of not drinking and driving. The tournament is Friday and Saturday at Holmes High School.

All coaches and basketball team members participating in the tournament have agreed to attend Booher's presentation about the bus crash and the dangers of drunk driving.

The presentation will include a live setup recreation of an automobile accident, complete with a wrecked vehicle, fire and police personnel. Booher hopes the scene will serve as a reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving, especially around the holiday season.

The Carrollton bus collision was the deadliest drunk driving incident and second deadliest bus disaster in United States history. 27 people died in the crash and Booher was one of the 40 survivors.

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