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No state reviews for wrecked Ky. bus for 2 years

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say a bus carrying students on a college visit when it crashed on an interstate had not received a state inspection in at least two years.

Commercial Vehicle Enforcement spokesman DeWayne Koch says charter buses like the one that wrecked Tuesday undergo random roadside inspections by state officers. He says the bus that crashed hadn't been reviewed in the past two years.

Koch says charter bus operators are required to conduct their own annual safety inspections. State officials want to review those records for the crashed bus. It was operated by Commonwealth Bus Service & Transportation. The company did not return calls seeking comment.

The bus crashed near the Jefferson-Shelby county line. Several people remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Louisville police are looking into possible mechanical failure as a cause.

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