FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 27, 2015)— A dozen people were taken to the hospital following an accident that involved a Fishers church bus.
The crash was reported on I-64 east, just past the Frankfort exit. Sheriff Pat Melton told WKYT a youth group from the Hamilton Hill Baptist Church in Fishers, Indiana was on the bus. The group, including 32 teenagers, was on their way to youth conference in Gatlinburg.
“Off to Gatlinburg! Pray for us! #teenrev2015 #tr15hhc,” read a post on the church’s Facebook page.
According to authorities, the crash occurred as the bus approached slower moving traffic on I-64. The church bus, driven by Perry Williams, 55, ran into a 2010 GMC Yukon driven by Sabrina Spellman, 43.
Witnesses say eastbound I-64 traffic had slowed due to a collision near the Midway Exit. The Yukon slowed with traffic. The bus was not able to stop in time, and struck the Yukon in the rear.
Spellman and a minor passenger were transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with minor injuries. Williams and 7 minor passengers were transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
Two passengers from the bus were also transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with minor injuries.
Seth Wilson, a supervisor with the church who is on the bus, told WKYT everyone on the bus who was injured is in “stable condition.” Wilson said they have contacted families of the victims and are making arrangements to transport the children back to Indiana.