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2 dozen hurt as Megabus from Chicago crashes on I-65 in Indiana

SEYMOUR, Ind. — A double-decker bus headed from Chicago to Atlanta slid off a highway in southern Indiana and rolled onto its side early Saturday, injuring 24 people.

The bus, operated by Megabus and carrying 68 passengers, veered off the road at around 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 65 in Seymour, Indiana State Police Trooper Clifton Elston said.

The most serious injury was a broken collarbone, and most of the others were treated for minor cuts, Trooper Tommy Walker said. Two of the 26 passengers brought to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour refused treatment.

The bus driver, Christopher Kelley of Olympia Fields, told police he was in the left lane and moving to the right lane when he lost control and slid onto the grassy median, Trooper Matt Holley said.

“Conditions changed from being dry and cloudy and cold to we got some winds and then some snow flurries,” he said.

The bus had stopped in Indianapolis and also planned to make stops in Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, said a Megabus spokesman, Sean Hughes.

By late Saturday afternoon all of the passengers were en route to their destinations, police said.

In October, a Megabus following the same route was involved in a crash on I-65 just south of Indianapolis, in which several people were injured.