Tour Bus Company Rated Poorly, I-65 Deadly Crash

A tour bus company involved in a fatal highway crash in southern Kentucky last month has received an unsatisfactory compliance rating from a federal oversight agency.

The Federal Motorcarrier Safety Administration gave C-and-R Tours the unsatisfactory rating in a compliance review of company records following the wreck on Interstate 65 north of Bowling Green on June 25. C-and-R is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

The bus driver, 63-year-old Abraham Parker and passenger 71-year-old Carrie Walton were killed and 64 others were injured. Police said Parker apparently dozed off and ran off the road, striking an overpass support.

Agency spokeswoman Melissa Mazzella DeLaney says the compliance
review consisted of looking at log books, driver records and a check of the company insurance policies.

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