MONROE, OH (FOX19 WXIX/ FOX NEWS) – A Greyhound bus overturns, injuring 34 people.
A little after 4 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, 2013, both the Butler County and Warren County Communication Centers were notified of a bus accident northbound on I-75 at mile maker 26, between SR129 and SR63 in Monroe, Ohio.
Officers say that the bus drove off the right side of the roadway striking a tree and a chain-linked fence. Authorities say the bus then overturned and came to rest in a corn field.
First responders from Butler, Warren, and Hamilton Counties responded to the incident.
Fifty-two people were on board the Greyhound bus when it overturned.
The Greyhound originated in Cincinnati and was headed to Detroit, Michigan. Thirty-four patients have been transported to local hospitals; twenty-eight via ground and six via air.
I-75 was shutdown from SR129 to SR63 for a period of time. Two high speed lanes have
been reopened. The far right lane will remain closed. All I-75 southbound lanes are open.
Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ohio Department of Transportation will provide further
Authorities are treating the situation as a mass casualty situation due to the large number of people involved. No one casualties have been reported.
Officials on the scene tell FOX19 that no other cars were involved. A new bus has arrived to transport those not injured on to their destination.
There has been no word on what caused the accident. The incident is currently under investigation.