Ky Bus Crash Survivor Appears On "Montel Williams"

A former UK football player who survived a horrific bus crash in 1988 made an appearance on the Montel Williams show on Wednesday.

Harold Dennis is a survivor of the 1988 bus crash near Carrollton. It's the worst drunk driving crash in U.S. history. 27 people died.

Dennis was 14-years-old when the accident happened, and he suffered severe burns over much of his body. He told Montel that sports gave him hope for his future.

Dennis played in 18 games as a wildcat, caught five passes, returned 10 kickoffs for a 23-yard average, and earned two varsity letters. He also turned down numerous movie contracts so he could focus on playing for Kentucky.


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  • by Rob Location: Beavercreek Ohio on Apr 18, 2009 at 07:55 AM
    This was one of the worst of the worst crashes lets hope nothing like this ever happens Im glad to see that all bus manufactures have updated inproved safety wise wich is good but the driver of the pickup truck had NO business behind the wheel to start with he has hurt a lot foks let alone him self I understand that peple do make mistakes this one that can not be eraced drinking& driveing bad idea
  • by no name Location: Laurel county on May 1, 2008 at 07:21 AM
    I really admire his courage and will to live. He is an awesome role model for young athletes to never give up hope!
  • by John Location: Pikeville on Apr 30, 2008 at 06:31 PM
    The bus crash was horrific. The accident made bus manufacturers improve the safety of buses as well as implementing tougher guidelines on transporting kids. I hope nothing like this ever happens again. My assistant principal at Shelby Valley High was also a survivor of the bus crash, Jason Booher.

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