More than one dozen injured following bus crash in Rockcastle County

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MT. VERNON, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Update 10:00 p.m.
Rockcastle County Emergency Management says 15 people were transported to hospitals in Berea, Richmond and Rockcastle County.

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"I just felt some swerving and it was like an impact and everyone flew forward. And then there was glass everywhere and everyone was screaming and crying," said Lewii Kynee.

Joseph Harness was one of the first to react after the crash. He says two woman were pinned in the front so while they were getting help, he found a way out for everyone on board.

"What ended up happening was I ended up holding the window open for everyone that was trying to get out of the bus because we couldn't get out the front," said Harness.

Officials have not released the cause of the accident or who is to blame. They say that will take time and a thorough investigation.

Officials also have not released how serious some of the injures are.

Original Story
Kentucky State Police responded to a crash on I-75 Thursday afternoon.

Sister station WKYT reports a bus crashed near the 67-mile marker in the northbound lanes.

"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."

A Greyhound bus collided with a semi-truck. The semi overturned. The #1104 bus was traveling from Atlanta to Cincinnati.

"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."

Both northbound lanes are now open.

We have heard of injuries, but details have not been released at this time. Several ambulances are on the scene.



 
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