UPDATE: KSP investigate allegations Greyhound driver on phone during crash


UPDATE: (1:26 p.m.) — Kentucky Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers say some of the passengers in the Greyhound Bus reported the driver was on his phone at the time of crash.

They say 64-year-old John Vincent Watts, of Atlanta, was driving the Greyhound.

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Commercial vehicle officers say they’re investigating the crash and will be checking the driver’s phone records and driving history.

They say the Greyhound Bus was in the middle lane traveling northbound, when it left its lane crashing into a tractor trailer in the right lane.

The Greyhound was traveling to Cincinnati from Atlanta.

Officers say the driver of the tractor trailer is 27-year-old Corey Harris of Richmond.

They say the passengers transported to hospitals didn’t suffer any life-threatening injuries.

ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Greyhound Bus headed from Atlanta to Cincinnati was involved in a collision Thursday afternoon on I-75 in Rockcastle County that sent 17 people to area hospitals, according to Kentucky State Police.

Investigators say the collision involved the bus and a dump truck that ended up on its side.  It happened in the northbound lanes near mile marker 71 shortly after 4:00 p.m.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

All northbound lanes reopened at 8:50 p.m., according to KSP.