Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Two Chartered Buses and Passenger Car Collision on I-64 Woodford County Leaves Several Injured
Date of News Release: 04/10/2005
(Frankfort, KY) - Sunday 4/10/05 at 4:35 PM, Kentucky State Police were called to a collision on I-64 in Woodford County. The collision involved two chartered buses and a passenger car with multiple people injured. The chartered buses belong to E-Z Ryder located in South Carolina. The buses were traveling from Louisville Kentucky to South Carolina.
The chartered buses were eastbound on I-64 when traffic eastbound in front of them started slowing down. The first chartered bus (Unit 2) was able to slow down. A passenger vehicle between the chartered buses left the roadway and traveled into the median to avoid striking the rear of the first bus (Unit 2). The second chartered bus (Unit 1) was unable to slow down and struck the first bus (Unit 2) in the rear end. The second bus (Unit 2) struck a passenger car (Unit 3) in the rear end.
The buses were fully loaded and the injured passengers were transported to hospitals in Frankfort, Georgetown, Versailles and Lexington. Eastbound I-64 was shut down for two hours.
Unit 2, First chartered bus, Driver: Leonard Coaxum, Address: South Carolina, 49 age, seat belts (YES)
Injuries (Yes), transported to Georgetown Community Hospital, by Ambulance
Unit 1, Second chartered bus, Driver: Zinnamon Lowery, Address: South Carolina, age 51, seat belts (YES), Injuries (YES), transported to the UK Medical Hospital Lexington, KY, By Stat Flight
Unit 3, Ford Taurus, Driver: Eddie Kays, Address: Monterey, KY, age 29, seat belts (YES), Injuries (NO)
The collision is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Post 12 Frankfort. K.S.P was assisted by Versailles PD and KY Motor Vehicle Enforcement