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2 people killed in crash involving Greyhound bus on I-65 in White Co.

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-13 15:01:54-04

WHITE COUNTY — Indiana State Police say I-65 northbound at the 188 mile marker is back open after being shut down for several hours following a fatal crash involving a Greyhound bus filled with around 50 passengers.

ISP says a silver Mazda was traveling south in the left lane of I-65 when it entered the right lane and sideswiped a Chevrolet Tahoe. The driver of the Tahoe then lost control and ended up in the northbound lanes, where a Greyhound bus was traveling. The Tahoe and bus collided and ended up in a ditch.

The collision killed the two people in the Tahoe. On Sunday, Indiana State Police identified the victims as 33-year-old Dayna Beck and 30-year-old Nathan Fields, both of Kentland.

Some bus passengers were taken to multiple area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, according to ISP. One passenger from the Greyhound bus was transported to a hospital in Indianapolis by helicopter.

Greyhound released the following statement:

We can confirm an incident earlier today near Lafayette, Indiana on I-65 when a vehicle crossed from the southbound side of the highway and hit the Greyhound bus on the northbound lane. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in today's incident. Our priority is taking care of all the passengers, employees and families affected and we will continue to support local authorities with this matter. We can confirm the Greyhound driver and several passengers have been transported to area hospitals. We are currently in the process of transporting all non-injured passengers from the scene. For more information, please reach out to local authorities.

This is a developing story and will be updated.