School bus overturns in Kentucky, students injured

By By DYLAN LOVAN

SMITHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A school bus carrying a high school sports team has overturned in far-western Kentucky, injuring several students.

Kentucky State Police said the bus was carrying the Union County High School girls' softball team and had 28 people on board when the accident occurred just before 5 p.m. CDT, in Livingston County, along the Ohio River.

State Police Trooper Richie Wright said the bus ran off the right shoulder, then swerved to the other side of the road, rotating 180 degrees before rolling on to its side. Wright said 25 persons were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. One patient was airlifted from the scene, but it was not due to serious injuries.

The bus was on its way to Smithland for an evening softball game, and overturned about three miles from the city near the Illinois border.

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.