Family Reacts to I-65 Charter Bus Crash

It was a trip home, after a week with family at a beautiful location in Niagara Falls. It was a trip that friends say members of the Jackson family had looked forward to.

They were more than halfway home to Alabama when tragedy struck.
Today, one of two small communities in Forkland, Alabama are dealing with the loss of a beloved grandmother.

The family is grieving for 71-year-old Carrie Walton, one of the oldest members on the trip, who was killed after she was thrown from the bus.

Those who knew Walton say her family was the most important thing to her. Several town officials from Forkland were also on the trip just going along to be part of the Jackson family's vacation.

A relative says those who didn't go on the trip are working to get transportation up here to Kentucky to be with the rest of the family as they recover.

Red Cross officials say about half of the injured were young members of the Jackson family and one of those children is in the hospital in Nashville in critical condition.


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  • by Anwar Location: Southern California on Jun 26, 2007 at 11:57 AM
    On Behalf of the KNOTT/PERRY family, We'd like to express our deepest, heartfelt condolences to the Jackson Family. may you R.I.P.
  • by tori Location: london on Jun 26, 2007 at 07:43 AM
    my thoughts and prayers to the jackson family! may god be with them through their grief and recovery!
  • by Vicki Jackson Location: Columbus, Ohio on Jun 25, 2007 at 05:25 PM
    My hart goes out to the Jackson famiy, my prayers are with each nd every one of them. My husband and I were on vacation or our 7th annivsary at Niagara Falls this past weekend and we met some of the family members at the hotel which we and they were staying at. We are in total shock and so are some of the other guest that were staying at the hotel. They were so happy and plesant to see all were smiling and very friendly and cheerful. May God comfort them in there time of sorrow. God Bless each and everyone of themand we are certainly praying for the injured a full recovery.
  • by mike Location: mt. sterling on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:06 PM
    my prayers and thoughts are with all
  • by Kim Location: OHIO on Jun 25, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    THIS IS THE SAME KIND OF ACCIDENT MY SON WAS KILLED IN BACK IN MARCH ON THE BUS IN ATLANTA. IF THEY WOULD INSTALL SEAT BELTS IN THESE BUSES MAYBE WE WOULDN'T BE DEALING WITH THESE TRAGEDIES OF OUR LOVED ONES BEING THROWN FROM THE BUS.

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