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Learning More About Greyhound Crash on I-75
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Officials continue to release more information about a Greyhound Bus crash on I-75 in Butler County Saturday morning.
The crash happened about 4 a.m. near the intersection with the Butler County Regional Highway in Liberty Township. More than 50 people were on board. Over 30 people were taken to area hospitals, some by medical helicopter.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. They say it's possible that the bus driver suffered a medical episode causing the bus to lose control. The driver has been identified as 62 year-old Dawyen Garrett of Pleasant Ridge. He was taken to an area hospital after the crash and information on his condition was not available.
Some of the passengers taken to area hospitals were released Saturday afternoon. Exact numbers were not available. An official told Local 12 news, none of the injuries from the crash were considered life-threatening.
People who were on the bus said the bus rolled off the highway before coming to rest in a cornfield. One man said he let people climb on top of him so they could get out of the emergency exit in the roof.
"I was on my hands and knees letting people climb over my back so they could get out of the bus. I was helping, doing whatever I could to get the kids out of the bus," said Jeremiah Stuller of Knoxville.
He was visibly shaken after the accident and said he just felt fortunate to have survived the accident.
"When these kind of things happen, you feel lucky to be alive, you really do. I just want to see my wife and kids," he said.