Kentucky State Police say the tour bus
involved in a fatal crash near Bowling Green this week was over
capacity and had improper registration.
Trooper Todd Holder says there were 66 people on board the bus
when it crashed, including a driver and co-driver.
Holder says the bus had a capacity of 55 people.
It crashed on a rural stretch of Interstate 65 in southern
Kentucky, about 75 miles north of Nashville, last Monday. Two
people were killed in the crash, and 64 were injured.
The 1987 model bus, made by Motor Coach Industries of
Schaumburg, Illinois, had 66 people aboard when it crashed en route
from Niagara Falls, New York, to Alabama.
The bus was carrying members of an extended family home to
Alabama from a family reunion in Niagara Falls, officials said.
Most were from rural Forkland, Alabama, about 100 miles southwest
Holder says tags found on the bus involved in a crash actually
belonged to a different bus, and expired in 2007. He says the
registration tags that were supposed to be on the bus expired in