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Update to Fatal Bus Crash on Southbound I-65

Date of News Release: 06/22/2007

(Bowling Green) - Abraham Parker, the operator of a C & R Tour bus, was traveling south on Interstate 65 in the area of the 42 mile marker. Preliminary investigation indicates the operator of the vehicle fell asleep while driving. The vehicle left the roadway striking a concrete bridge support & an earthen embankment. The victim, Carrie Walton, was pronounced dead at the scene by Warren County Coroner, Kevin Kirby. The driver was flown to Vanderbilt Hospital where he was admitted for treatment & is listed in critical condition. Forty-four (44) passengers were transported to the Medical Center at Bowling. Two (2) of these patients were later flown to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee where they were admitted & are also listed in critical condition. Fourteen (14) passengers were transported to T.J. Sampson Hospital in Glasgow. All fourteen (14)were treated & released. Six passengers were transported to Greenview Hospital in Bowling Green. Investigation is ongoing & will continue.

List of patients admitted to hospitals

Bowling Green Medical Center

  1. Isom Lewis, 40 Year old male, Forkland, Al
  2. Trinity Jackson, 7 Year old female, Forkland, Al
  3. Tamala Beck, 37 Year old female, Forkland, Al
  4. Linda Barton, 55 Year old female,Forkland, Al
  5. Don Beck, 46 Year old male, Forkland, Al
  6. Eloise Perry, 74 Year old female, La, California
  7. Mary Chaney, 72 Year old female, Forkland, Al
  8. Robert Wilson, 58 Year old male, Birmingham, Al - Co-Driver
  9. Annie Armstead, 73 Year old female, Forkland, Al
  10. Hardis Washington, 57 Year old male, Forkland, Al

Greenview Regional Hospital

  1. Louise Haywood, 67 Year old female, Forkland,Al

Vanderbilt University Hospital

  1. Janiel Jackson, 21 Year old female, Forkland, Al
  2. Kayalon Jackson 8 Year old male, Forkland, Al Critical Condition
  3. Abraham Parker, 63 Year old male, Birmingham, Al - Driver Critical Condition

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