Skip to comments.Three killed, several injured in north side Indianapolis bus crash (church youth group)
Posted on 07/27/2013 5:53:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Fire Department says three people were killed when a bus carrying teens from a church camp crashed on a busy thoroughfare near Interstate 465. It happened along Keystone Ave. near 96th Street at around 4:00 pm.
The three people were a married couple, along with a teenager. It isn't known if the teen was related to the husband and wife.
The bus was carrying 37 passengers who are members of Colonial Hills Baptist Church and were returning from camp in Michigan when the crash happened Saturday afternoon. Most of them were teenagers.
Witnesses told police that the bus was exiting I-465 and trying to make a left onto southbound Keystone Ave. at a very high rate of speed. The bus driver later told a witness that his brakes failed.
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Prayers for all of the church families. So sad!
Mechanical failure + fatigue = lethal combination.
Tight turn that needs slow speed 465 is marked 55. Many trucks. Most drive at least 70. Exits don’t leave much space to slow.
I always worry about that. I drive kids to a Christian camp every year in similar buses. It’s almost a 1,000 mile round trip. Thank God that we’ve never had any serious issues.