Wrong-way stolen car hits Greyhound bus in Indiana, killing 1

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a bus accident on Interstate 70 near Richmond, Ind.
Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a bus accident on Interstate 70 near Richmond, Ind.
(Wayne County, Ind., Sheriff’s Office)

A wrong-way car and a Greyhound bus collided Sunday morning on a highway in eastern Indiana, killing the car’s driver and sending 20 people to hospitals, officials said.

The crash happened about 7 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 70 near the Ohio border, about 70 miles east of Indianapolis.

The Wayne County, Ind., Sheriff’s Office said the car was a 1990 Ford Mustang that was going west in the eastbound lanes and had been reported stolen from a nearby truck stop just before the crash. The driver died at the scene and was identified as Phillip Lloyd of Richmond, Ind., the Sheriff’s Office said.

The bus had a driver and 23 passengers on board, all of whom were sent to hospitals, a Greyhound spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times. She said two of the passengers were admitted to Reid Hospital in Richmond while others were treated for minor injuries and released, and that the driver was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.


The two passengers admitted to Reid were in good condition, and 16 others were treated for scrapes, cuts and bruises, a hospital spokesman told The Times. A Methodist Hospital spokeswoman said she could not provide the bus driver’s status.

The bus was heading from St. Louis to Dayton, Ohio, with New York as its final destination, the Greyhound spokeswoman said.

Brandi Schroeder, who drove past the accident scene while returning home to Indianapolis from Ohio, said the bus ended up off the shoulder of the highway’s eastbound lane. She said the other vehicle had been so badly flattened that she couldn’t make out its wheels or whether it had been a car or truck.

“I’ve seen a lot of accidents, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Schroeder told the Associated Press. She said there were police cars and fire trucks everywhere.

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The Associated Press was used in compiling this report.