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Members of the University of Kentucky football...

Members of the University of Kentucky football team escaped serious injury when one of their three chartered buses heading to today’s game at Indiana University collided with a car near Brown County State Park in Indiana, killing two people in the car, authorities said.

The mid-afternoon crash occurred west of Nashville, Ind. Kentucky Coach Jerry Claiborne and his wife, Faye, were aboard the bus. When reached at his hotel room about two hours later, Claiborne said none of his players was hurt.

Joey Howard, a Kentucky assistant sports information director, said about 30 players were on the bus, which was struck when the car apparently crossed the center line. The driver of the car, Charles B. Stone of Louisville, Ky., died at the scene of the accident, according to an Indiana State Police spokesman at Bloomington.

A passenger, Charles Steele, 73, of Brooksville, Fla., died in the emergency room of Bloomington Hospital of head and neck injuries about an hour after the accident, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Three other passengers were injured.

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