CINCINNATI (WKYT/Gray News) - At least 17 people are recovering after a Greyhound bus bound for Cincinnati crashed on Interstate 75 in Rockcastle Co., Ky.
A Greyhound bus and a tractor trailer collided around 4:30 p.m. at the 71 mile marker in the northbound lanes.
Steven Douglas with Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement says police are looking into allegations bus driver John Vincent Watts, 64, of Atlanta, was on his phone at the time of the crash.
Mount Vernon Fire Department officials say 17 people were taken to Rockcastle and Madison County hospitals by EMS.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all who were affected by today’s incident," a Greyhound spokesperson said. "We are currently cooperating with local authorities on this matter."
The Greyhound bus involved was number 1104 which was traveling from Atlanta to Cincinnati. It left London, Kentucky at 3:43 p.m
Police say their investigation shows the bus was in the center of the three northbound lanes when it veered into another lane and hit a truck driven by Cory T. Harrison, 27, of Richmond, Ky.
"Just felt some swerving, and the next thing you know, it's like an impact, and like everybody just flew forward, and like there was glass everywhere," passenger Lewii Kynee said. "Everybody was screaming and crying it was like tragic."
Police say they will be looking into the phone records of the bus driver, which is standard in these type of accidents.
The condition of the driver of the truck is unknown at this time.