Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Two Children Killed in Carroll County Bus Crash
Date of News Release: 10/29/2012
(Carrollton, KY) – Two Carroll County children have been killed after the Head Start bus they were riding in crashed on Boone Road in Carroll County. Carroll County dispatchers received a 911 call of the crash at 4:32 p.m. Initial investigation shows that the bus left the roadway for currently unknown reasons, partially overturned onto its side, and hit a tree. There were nine children on the bus at the time of the crash. Along with the driver, there was also an adult assistant on the bus. Two of the children were pronounced dead at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner. Three of the children were flown by Air Methods, Inc. and PHI, Inc. to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. One child and the bus assistant were flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Three children were examined at the scene and released to their parents. The driver of the bus was not injured. The medical conditions of passengers transported to area hospitals in unknown at this time. The Head Start bus is equipped with seatbelts and it appears that they were in use by all occupants at the time of the crash.
Trooper Dusty Corbin, an accident reconstructionist, is leading the ongoing investigation. Trooper Corbin was assisted at the scene by the Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Carrollton Police Department, Carroll County EMS, Carroll County Rescue, Ghent Fire Department, Gallatin County EMS, Henry County EMS, and the Henry County Coroner.