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Charter bus crashes on I65 today

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A charter bus driver was injured and cited early this morning after he lost control of his bus, possibly after falling asleep at the wheel, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 1:22 a.m. Dwane Jackson, 41, of Chicago--driving for North American Charter Lines of Bolingbrook, Ill.--was northbound on I-65, nearly two miles south of the Lowell exit, when he left the Interstate to the left. His 1999 Prevost bus--which at the time was carrying no passengers--rolled onto its passenger side and Jackson had to be extricated, police said.

Jackson was transported to Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Crown Point with non-life threatening injuries to his shoulder and head.

Jackson advised police that he was “driving in the right lane and then woke up in a ditch and that he probably fell asleep.”

Jackson was issued a citation for failure to retain his previous seven-day log and for unsafe lane movement, police said.

The northbound left lane was closed in this area for over two hours.


Posted 10/15/2013