BROOKSTON, Ind. — Two people died Friday afternoon after their SUV hit a Greyhound bus, with 50 people onboard.
The crash was on I-65 in White County, about a mile north of the exit for Brookston and Fowler.
Police say the crash started when Joseph Utley, 70, of Valparaiso, was driving southbound on I-65. For an unknown reason, Utley went from the left lane to the right, and sideswiped an SUV.
Utley wound up in a ditch on the west side of the southbound lanes, unharmed. The driver of the SUV, on the other hand, lost control, traveled across the median and hit the bus in the northbound lanes.
Both the SUV and the bus wound up in a ditch on the east side of the northbound lanes.
Two people inside the SUV died. Their names have not yet been released. Police say the bus driver, 65-year-old James Jones, of Chicago, and multiple passengers were hurt. However, police say their injuries are not life-threatening.
According to Greyhound, the bus started in Louisville, Kentucky, with Chicago as a final destination. All lanes of I-65 northbound had reopened by 7:50 p.m.