Semi Collides With Buses; 8 Hospitalized

A semi collided with a tour bus early Thursday in Hardin County sending eight people to the hospital.

The tour bus was traveling with another bus and a minivan, also involved in the crash, according to the Hardin County Sheriff's Department.

Authorities say one of the buses was having mechanical problems and had pulled to the side of the road.

The rest of the entourage had pulled over, as well, when the truck crashed into the bus, pushing it into the other vehicles.

The Sheriff's Department says the driver of the semi, 55-year-old Ricky Springer, says he was looking at a mirror and when he turned to look forward it was too late.

The buses and minivan were carrying a Christian music group known as the Morgan Family from Bracken County.

The tractor trailer involved in the crash was carrying paper from Mayslick, Ky.

Sheriff's deputies say all eight people involved went to the hospital and are in good condition. They have all been released from the hospital.

The Morgan family says Linda Morgan, the female lead singer of the group, had minor back and neck injuries.

The Morgan family says they had just finished up a four-month tour and were on the way home when this crash happened.


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