Three people are dead and 14 are injured after a Greyhound bus crashed into a line of semi trucks parked outside of a rest area in Illinois early on Wednesday morning.
The accident happened at 1:55 a.m. on July 12th in Highland, Illinois along Interstate 70 on the exit ramp to the Silver Lake Rest Area.
According to KCRA 3 News, the Greyhound bus was heading west on I-70 when it crashed into three tractor trailers parked on the exit ramp outside of the rest area.
“Three fatalities are confirmed and multiple others were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, four by helicopter and at least 10 by ambulance,” state police said in a news release. All of the 14 injured and three dead were passengers in the bus. The status of the bus driver is unclear.
None of the truckers were injured in the incident.
“We can confirm an incident occurred this morning involving Greyhound schedule number 1675 traveling from Indianapolis to St. Louis. Multiple passengers, including our driver, have been transported to the hospital. Our primary concern is ensuring we care for our passengers and driver at this time. We are working closely with local authorities and a relief bus is on the way for passengers,” a Greyhound spokesperson said in a statement.
No further information has been released.