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Passengers Admitted to Hospitals After Bus Crash

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A Greyhound Bus traveling from Chicago with at least 40 passengers crashed on southbound Interstate 65 near Crown Point, Indiana this morning. The bus flipped on its side. Chicago Public Radio’s Michael Puente filed this report from Crown Point.

The crashed bus was bound for Indianapolis. Police are centering their attention on the driver, 46-year-old Darren Duke of Indianapolis, who may have fallen asleep. Duke has been driving for Greyhound for 18 years and has a good record, company officials say.

More than two dozen passengers were injured and treated at area hospitals. Most suffered bumps, scrapes and bruises. Five people are still in the ER and one person has been admitted at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Crown Point. Three people have been admitted to Methodist Hospital in Merrillville and are in good condition.

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