At least three people are dead, and 14 others seriously injured after a Greyhound bus struck multiple commercial vehicles parked on an exit ramp on Interstate 70 in Illinois, authorities said.
Illinois State Police Troop 8 units responded to a report of a crash on I-70 westbound at the Silver Lake Rest Area in Madison County at 1:54 a.m. local time Wednesday after the bus crashed into three commercial vehicles, ISP said in a statement on Facebook.
“Three fatalities are confirmed and multiple others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries,” ISP said in the statement. “No one in the commercial motor vehicles were injured.”
Four of the injured victims were transported to the hospital by helicopter and at least 10 people were taken by ambulance, ISP said.
Bus was traveling from Indianapolis to St. Louis
Greyhound said the bus was traveling from Indianapolis to St. Louis and confirmed multiple passengers, including the driver, were taken to the hospital, Greyhound said in a statement sent to USA TODAY.
“Our primary concern is ensuring we care for our passengers and driver at this time,” Greyhound said in the statement. “We are working closely with local authorities and a relief bus is on the way for passengers.”