Carrollton bus crash documentary now open to public

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CARROLL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - There will be another tribute Wednesday night to 27 people killed in the nation's deadliest drunk driving crash.

Tuesday, May 14 marked the 25th anniversary of the Carrollton bus crash.

Wednesday night a documentary about the crash called "Impact After the Crash" will debut. Family members and survivors of that crash got to see a private screening of the documentary Tuesday night.

"It's to open people's eyes to certain things," said Harold Dennis, one of the bus crash survivors.

Those killed in this bus crash include 24 children, the bus driver, and two adult chaperones and injuring 34 others. It was in Carroll County on May 14, 1988 when a drunk driver hit them head-on.

"We thought about you yesterday, days before that too," said someone in the actual documentary.

On Wednesday, the documentary will have a public screening for all to see. For survivors like Harold Dennis, it's been a long time coming.
It's been in the works for years and specially released for the silver anniversary.

The filmmaker says it's not about about reliving that terrible day but about not forgetting.

"You never get over the loss," said a woman in the documentary.

The First Lady Jane Beshear will be at that public screening Wednesday night which starts at 7 p.m. it will be at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center in Elizabethtown.

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